Chrishon Lampley has built a name — and a home — for herself in Chicago through her groundbreaking wine company, Love Cork Screw. In doing so, she has cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with within the world of viniculture.

“I didn’t understand the “why” at the time, but I knew that my heart was still beating, so I still had a purpose,” she said. “I also knew that I had the gift of people. People loved me, they loved talking to me, and I had a love for wine. So that’s all I knew at the time. I did not know that I was going to create a national brand of Love Cork Screw. But I knew I had something going, and that gave me the strength to open my mind up to what else was out there.” So, in 2013, Love Cork Screw was founded. One decade later, with over 2 million bottles sold nationwide, this ode to Chicago has turned the wine industry upside down.