Welcome to Our Classroom & Event Space

Elevate your special occasion with an educational curated wine experience at Crystal Palate. Our team has decades of expertise in wine education and hospitality. From private classes, team building and celebrations,
allow us to provide a fun, engaging and educational experience. We look
forward to creating the perfect wine experience just for you.

Private Curated Wine Experiences

Gather

Private Wine Reception
Perfect for social and work functions including networking, team building, VIP receptions and special occasions. This 90-minute private experience is perfect for 20-40 guests and includes an educational guided tasting of 4 wines with one of our wine educators and a sparkling wine upon arrival.

Choose a Tasting Experience:
 Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, Virginia

Rates: Starting at $25 per person for weekday events booked from 11am-2pm and starting at $35 per person for evening & weekend bookings

Add our Signature Cheese & Charcuterie Grazing Table starting at $15 per person

Connect

Private Blind Tasting Workshop
Perfect for small groups and organizations looking for an engaging and fun educational experience. Join one of our wine educators to test your knowledge and palate with a 75-minute blind tasting class. A curated selection of 4 wines- 3 varietal specific and one ringer! Perfect for 8-16 guests.

Choose a Tasting Experience:
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Pinot Noir,
Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec

Rates: Starting at $55 per person

Engage

Private Seated Masterclass
Join our owner Crystal Cameron-Schaad, DipWSET for a seated Master Class to engage the senses.
This 2-hour private experience includes a tasting flight of 6 wines, an in-depth education and engaging conversation. Our masterclass series is perfect for 8-12 guests.


Choose a Tasting Experience
Wine 101, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Virginia

Rates: Starting at $125 per person

The above experiences can be customized for you. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for your guests. Our packages can be booked on Tuesday through Saturday based on availability.  If you need additional information or would like to reserve your date, please email us at events@crystalpalate.com for more details.

Off-Site Events

At Crystal Palate, we also offer services for your special occasions including corporate events, VIP receptions, networking groups and other gatherings.

Crystal or one of our wine educators will work closely with you, your event planner or caterer to create the perfect wine pairings for your menu and develop the perfect presentation and theme for your special event. We will also work with you to select the perfect wines for your budget. You will receive a 10% special event discount on your wine selection and custom tasting cards for your guests.

Rates variable based on location, headcount, wines selected and staff needed. Please email events@crystalpalate.com to schedule consultation.

FAQs:

Q: How much wine do I get in a glass?

Crystal Palate’s tasting license is enforced under ABC law. Each pour is limited to 2 ounces. However, guests can revisit wines they like. The number of bottles opened is based upon number of guests.

Wine tasting events are designed to provide wine education and entertainment. Crystal Palate will serve 2 ounce pours per selection. While everyone’s tolerance may vary, the host will assume ultimate responsibility and all legal liabilities for their guests. Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet will not be held responsible for any alcohol consumed prior to or after the event. 

 

Q. What’s included on the Signature Cheese and Charcuterie Table?

Our signature cheese and charcuterie grazing table includes a decadent assortment of 3-5 artisanal cheeses, 2-3 specialty meats, olives, cornichons, grapes, berries, dried fruits, fruit preserves, nuts, crackers, and baguettes.

 

Q: How is parking?

Parking is somewhat limited. However, parking is available on Pretty Lake Avenue and on the side streets near the shop. We also have access to parking spaces approximately 1 block from the shop. A member of the CP team will provide details closer to your event. We do encourage rideshare.

The Fine Print

Deposit

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date. The balance must be paid 14 days prior to your event. At that time, a total headcount is required. (Check or cc.)

Deposit Includes:

  • Event Consultation & Planning
  • Event Set up and Clean up
  • Event Staffing
  • Water Station w/Still and Sparkling Water
  • Use of Private Facilities
  • Custom Tasting Notes

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of the event date can transfer the deposit toward a future event at Crystal Palate. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will forfeit the deposit.

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