We are giving you the inside scoop to the people that form part of the Stellenbosch Vineyards team.
Meet our Sales manager for Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, Billy Martin; who has been with us since 2015.
Tell us more about your job?
I am responsible for the sales and marketing into Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, taking charge of these territories and working with the agents within these markets. My job is to ensure that the route to market for our brands are done effectively within Africa, whereby the bottom line is to make profit for the business.
What is your favourite thing about working at Stellenbosch Vineyards?
I work with a great product.
I work with great people.
I get to travel in the African market and the Indian Ocean Islands.
By traveling you get to meet great people, you eat some good food and drink good wine. And at the end of the day you still get a pay-cheque in your bank account.
What is your definition of success?
Success for me is achieving what you set out to do. It may come in different forms and different ways depending on how you are wired. You will have success brought to you in many different ways, but at the end of the day: success breeds success. You will always strive to do better, maybe chasing the Holy Grail at the end of the day, but that will keep you building on the successes you have already achieved.
What is the most interesting place you have been?
Lagos is a mega city of 22 million people and it’s amazing to see how they operate. From the infrastructure, to the transport, to the people. It is a great city: bustling, moving and fast-paced. I think it's a really interesting place especially in the world of wine.
What is your favourite Stellenbosch Vineyards product?
Currently, my favourite is the Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Shiraz. Last year it was the Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Shiraz Merlot Viognier. So, it varies, but I think the Credo range for me is really great. It is a great food wine. At this stage, the Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Shiraz really stands out for me.
Watch our interview with Billy below:
If you wish to make contact with Billy, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 21 881 3870.