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, gift baskets and craft beers.  We offer wine education classes and will soon be launching professional (WSET) courses for the hospitality trade.  The shoppe also serves an East Coast tasting room for Abiouness Wines out of Napa. Call us at 757-264-5373 to reserve your private tasting of  Abiouness wines or any theme of your choosing.

Wine Selection

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 & Tuesday: By Appointment
Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: Closed

Call 757-264-5373 or email events@crystalpalate.com to reserve your private tasting experience or your private wine concierge services.

Weekly Tastings

Join us every Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday from 4pm-6pm for our weekly educational tastings. Each week, Crystal picks a new theme to explore. Our educational tastings are $10 per person. You will receive a $10 credit toward your purchase of 2 bottles or more.


“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

Chatham Vineyards

Summer Wines

Dean and DeLuca