Welcome to Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
Crystal Palate is a wine boutique and education center located at 4500 Pretty Lake Avenue in the beautiful coastal community of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia.
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 wine classes for wine enthusiasts and professional Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses as a satellite provider for the Capital Wine School. Our owner Crystal Cameron-Schaad is a graduate from the prestigious WSET Diploma program, which is considered the gold standard in the international wine & spirits industry.
Whether you are looking for an exquisite bottle of Champagne or a perfect pairing for pizza night, we have you covered. We also proudly support our local winemakers throughout Virginia. Crystal will serve as your personal sommelier providing outstanding customer service to help you select the perfect bottle for every meal and every occasion.
Due to COVID, we are not open to shoppers at this time. However, we are offering curbside pickup and delivery services 5 days a week. Crystal is also available for FaceTime calls to help you select the perfect bottle.
Our weekly tastings have been suspended due to COVID. We will keep you posted when we feel it is safe to resume our tastings. Thanks for your patience.
"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