FROM CORPORATE TO VINTNER
Gwen Hurt had everything going for her. Three great kids and a successful career in IT that sent her on globetrotting business trips - far-removed from the poverty of her childhood. In those early days, she and her siblings each had one pair of shoes to wear for the entire year!
Then in 2013, Gwen’s path took an unexpected turn. The company where she had worked for over 15 years downsized, and she was let go from the job she loved. While driving to pick up her personal items from the office, Gwen and her daughter Brittny were in a car accident that left both of them severely injured. It took Gwen and Brittny a year of physical therapy to recover from their injuries.
As Gwen recuperated, she refused to give in to her circumstances. Instead, her thoughts turned to a business idea she had years before: turning her wine-making hobby into a business. Through her international travel, Gwen had developed a deep appreciation for fine wines. It was daughter Brittny who suggested that she name her wine creation something that she loved. Gwen loved and was crazy about shoes. Shoe Crazy wine was born that day!
We’re proud to donate to local organizations like Dress for Success, Open Your Heart Foundation, and Richmond Kidney Foundation. We believe in supporting organizations that are making a difference in peoples' lives. We care about the health of the planet too. Our partner vineyards run sustainable operations.
FOUNDER, CEO of
SHOE CRAZY WINE
CO-FOUNDER, COO of
SHOE CRAZY WINE