Mermaid Winery is an interesting addition to the Virginia wine scene, introducing a concept that is more West Coast than East at this point.

Located in the Ghent neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Mermaid is a tasting bar, wine bar, wine shop, restaurant and events venue all rolled into one hip, industrial-chic space.

Grapes for the Mermaid-label wines are sourced from vineyards in Virginia and California, and feature mostly vinifera such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, as well as a couple of fruit wines. A variety of tasting options are available, or you can choose from a wine menu of several hundred wines from around the world.

Meal service includes Sunday brunch and daily lunch and dinner. Dinner entrees range from the simple to the surprising: Buttermilk Brined Cornish Hen for one, and Brown Butter Basted Duck for another.

Mermaid is located in the Palace Station Shops on 22nd Street.


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  • Something Different
  • Open Daily (or almost)
  • Open Later
  • Groups Welcome (check website)
  • Private Events
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