A private label wine distribution company
Gwen Hurt, Founder of Shoe Crazy Wine
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day is contacting current customers and building a pipeline of new customers. I begin the loving task of sending emails and calling my largest enterprise companies. This is truly a labor of love because these big box retailers are a 2-3 year cycle! Tasting new wind blends and spirits is really fun!! Will these be a new product for the Shoe Crazy brand?? Not a bad gig.
What inspired you to start your company?
In 2013 I was downsized by the company I had spent 15 plus years in, and two days later was in a car accident that took me and my daughter nearly a year to recover from. During my physical therapy and rehabilitation, I made the decision that I would not succumb to depression. I told my daughter; “we are going into the wine business.”
What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
I like the relaxed pace and southern cuisine.