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 will begin offering wine education classes and professional (WSET) courses for the hospitality trade in the summer.  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. 

Wine Selection

Crystal Palate offers a diverse selection of 100+ wines from around the world. We have a nice selection of weeknight wines to that exquisite bottle of Champagne to celebrate a special occasion. We also proudly support our  local winemakers in 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. 

Weekly Tastings

Join us every Wednesday from 5pm-7pm for a complimentary tasting of four wines and fabulous gourmet pairings. On Saturdays, stop by anytime between 4pm-6pm for a sample of our two favorite wines from the week. 


"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