Origin Wine Social

  • 251 W. Bute Street
  • Norfolk, VA 23510
  • (757) 333-7292

I was introduced to wine while in my mid-twenties, working fine dining at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. I fell in love with it and shortly after began to pursue it as a career in the DC/NOVA area, becoming the Wine Director of a premier French restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. I spent the next several years collaborating with the chefs on wine dinners and selecting tasting menu pairings in addition to maintaining an ever-evolving wine list. During this time, I took advanced level courses through the International Sommelier Guild and also received my Sommelier’s Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. The next few years were spent working on the import and distribution side of the wine business, and I found myself back home in Hampton Roads. I eventually left distribution to work for, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Downtown Norfolk nearly two years ago and moved myself into a position to open my own store and tasting room. Origin Wine Social is that vision come to life and a dream come true for me.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Cuisine Type: Italian