Welcome to Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
Crystal Palate is a wine boutique and wine education center located at 4500 Pretty Lake Avenue in the beautiful coastal community of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia. Watch this video to learn more about Crystal Palate.
We have a thoughtfully curated selection of 120+ wines from around the world, artisanal cheeses, gourmet items, curated gift boxes, wine accessories and gift certificates.
We specialize in wine education. We offer weekly tastings, wine classes and events for wine enthusiasts, private wine experiences and professional Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses as a satellite provider for the Capital Wine School.
Crystal is a keynote speaker, wine educator and a Diploma graduate with the Wine & Spirt Education Trust (WSET). Crystal is available for media interviews on various wine topics. Call 757-264-5373 or send us an email to request a booking.
We offer two tasting opportunities every week in addition to our classes and special event offerings. Looking for a more immersive tasting experience? Join us on Wednesdays! Want a little education and more social time with friends and neighbors? Join us on Saturdays!
Wednesdays: 6pm (Structured Tasting)
Our Wine Wednesday EDUtastings offer a guided and curated tasting experience of 4 wines with one of our wine educators. These tastings generally last 30-45 minutes and include in-depth discussion on the region, history, pairing ideas and the story behind the label. Reservations are required. Please arrive promptly at 6pm. Wednesday tastings are $20 per person. As always, Crystal Palate Club Members receive complimentary tastings for 2 each week. RSVP.
Saturdays: 4pm-5pm (Open-House Style)
Our Social Saturday Tastings offer a casual tasting of 4 wines (Somm's Choice) with a primary focus on value-driven bottles under $30. This is an open-house style tasting experience. Reservations are required. Arrive anytime between 4pm-5pm to begin your tasting. This is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors after a long week. RSVP.
Please visit our events page to purchase tickets for upcoming events.
Local Delivery & Shipping
We offer complimentary delivery within the East Beach peninsula and surrounding neighborhoods with a $100 minimum order. Delivery is available in the Southside for $20. We ship wine in Virginia, D.C., Florida and California and can ship non-perishable items nationwide.
"Beautiful shop, great selections, cheese and chocolate! The gift packaging is perfect." - Nancy King, Norfolk, VA
“Crystal is a wine goddess. She is amazingly knowledgeable, incredibly well-poised, and so articulate when it comes to wine that you can tell that it is her passion through and through." - Katie & Van Smith, Richmond, VA
"Love the shop! So thrilled to have it in the neighborhood. Thanks so much for all of your help today!" - Mandi Kahles, Norfolk, VA
"We were at your shop this morning and chatted a little about our taste in wines. You suggested a few and we are so pleased with the wine for our dinner tonight! Absolutely perfect!" - Line Daigle, Norfolk, VA
"Crystal is not only extremely knowledgeable about wine, all types and from many regions, she also made the evening fun and entertaining! She shared information about the wines so that the novice felt included and the experienced felt challenged." ~ Bob Howard, Virginia Beach, VA
"An amazing evening of wine tasting, delicious charcuterie, and an educational tour of Italy and its grapes, all thanks to the lovely Crystal! So fun." ~Betsy Butzer, Norfolk, VA
"Highly recommend for a special night out. Crystal is amazing and she simply spoils you with delicious wines and fabulous food parings." ~ Karen Strathmann, Norfolk, VA