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 100+ wines from around the world, artisanal cheeses, gourmet items, custom gift baskets and gift cards. We specialize in wine education and offer several wine classes every month and are now offering professional Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses as a satellite provider for the Capital Wine School. Our owner Crystal Cameron-Schaad just completed the prestigious WSET Diploma program, which is considered the gold standard in the international wine & spirits industry. Crystal is one of 10,000 wine professionals world-wide to receive this accolade since the program began in 1969.
Crystal Palate offers a diverse selection of 100+ wines from around the world. 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.
Monday: By Appointment
Wednesday – Friday: 12pm-7pm
Call 757-264-5373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your private tasting experience or your private wine concierge services.
Join us every Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday from 4:00pm-6:00pm for our weekly educational tastings. Each week, Crystal picks a new theme to explore. Our educational tastings are $10 per person. Purchase any two bottles and receive a complimentary tasting.
- Crystal Palate’s Premiere Cru Club Membership – $250/year (Limited to 50 memberships per year)
o Complimentary Weekly Tastings for 2 (Wednesday & Saturday)
o 15% off wine by the case
o 10% off other wine & gourmet purchases
o Member rates for special events & classes
o 1 reusable canvas wine tote & wine key
- Crystal Palate’s Grand Cru Club Membership – $750/year (We are currently sold out of our Grand Cru Membership. If you would like to be on our waiting list, please call us at 757-264-5373.
o All perks of Premiere Cru +
o 2 bottles of wine per month from Crystal’s featured region of the month with tasting notes & pairing suggestions
o First Friday Premium Tastings
o 2 tickets for a wine education class or special tasting event per year
“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