Our History

While they were stationed in Europe during the early 1970's, AnnaBelle bought
her husband (Jim) a home wine making kit. He enjoyed the hobby so much that in 1973,
Jim founded Virginia Winemaker Supply in Norfolk on Chesapeake Blvd. There, he operated the
shop each evening for a few hours after working his day shift as a Merchant Marine. Within two
years, AnnaBelle joined the business by adding inventory of cake and candy making supplies. She
offered assistance in the shop, as well as teaching classes. In 1976, Jim and AnnaBelle
relocated the shop to its larger and current retail space on Tidewater Drive.
Once Home Beer Making was legalized in Virginia, it was also added to the product inventory.
In 2018, the Beverage Department outgrew its little corner of the building. Therefore, it
was moved and expanded to the "Annex Wing", where it continues to flourish. At present, we remain
Family Owned and Operated by three generations, as well as Women Owned.

james abe

Jim & AnnaBelle




~Candy Oils, cake and baking flavors & emulsions, specialty ingredients~

~Tools & bench equipment for any baking or confectionery medium~

~Metal and silicone baking pans (including adult novelty), parchment paper, silpats, cooling racks~

~Cake decorations in plastic and edible, wedding cake tops, hundreds of ready-made icing flowers~

~Cake stands, cake fountains, cake stairs, pillars, separator plates, cupcake stands~

~Pre-made icings: royal cookie, buttercream, frozen whipped, and pre-colored buttercream~

~Bakery boxes clear showcakes, cake boards, paper doilies~

~Cupcake pans, paper or foil baking cups, boxes, containers, carriers and pipettes~

~Cookie cutters galore (including adult), boxes & bags for packaging, tools~

~Chocolate molds (including adult), hard candy molds, silicone molds for gummies & edibles~

~Pure chocolate, chocolate coatings for dipping/molding, chocolate for fountains~

~Clear cello & poly bags, candy boxes, sucker sticks, candy foil wrappers, paper candy cups~

~Candy apple sticks, boxes, bling wrap, cake pop molds & sticks, injector pipettes, and packaging~

~Readymade candies for buffets, favors or party tables~


~Garnishing tools for fruits & veggies, scrubbers, choppers, slicers, skewers~

~Shakers, sifters, pourers, measuring tools, funnels, whisks, bowls, mortar & pestle~

~Seafood shuckers, mallets, peelers, knives, baking shells, butter warmers~

~Egg and muffin rings, ramekins, grinders, graters, mashers, batter pourer~

~Ice cream scoops, spades, ice picks, tongs, buckets, honey dispensers ~

~Baker's twine, timers, thermometers, chef hats, aprons, food scales, basters~

~Pizza stones, pans, peels, wheels & bench cutters, handheld blenders~

~Canning: straining bags, funnels, lifters, scoops, cheesecloth, wrench~


~Aluminum steam pans, chafing racks, sterno, trays, platters, serving fork & spoon, tongs, scoops~

~Food handler gloves, hair nets, reusable & disposable aprons & chef hats, tasting spoons~

~Disposable cutlery packets, plastic/paper condiment cups, to-go cups, lids, straws, cup carriers~

~Chinese food pails, deli & soup containers, hinged meal trays, white bakery bags, popcorn bags~

~Paper deli/bakery sheets, hot dog trays/bags, hamburger or sandwich bags/trays, banana boats~

~French fry trays/bags, snow cone cups & syrups, cotton candy sugar & paper cones, pretzel bags~

~Parfait cups, to-go containers, paper lunch/meal boxes, sushi trays/lids, fancy toothpicks~

~Plastic P.E.T. juice bottles, jugs, disposable flasks, mini sample bottles~


Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Distilling & Soda:

~Beginner starter kits for beer, wine, mead, cider, kombucha~

~Cleansers, sanitizers, additives, clarifiers, testing, hydrometers, thermometers~

~Herbs, spices, sugars, oaking, specialty ingredients, flavorings, liqueur flavoring~

~Grains, liquid & dry malts, flakes, adjuncts, hops, dry or liquid yeast, concentrates~

~All-grain equipment, kettles, burners, hardware, mashing 'n' sparging, chillers~

~Fermenters, conicals, buckets, carboys, jugs, stainless brewbuckets~

~Kegging parts, towers, taps, psi line, regulators, faucets, gaskets, kegs, jockey boxes~

~Siphoning, filtering, straining bags, dry hopping~

~Magnetic stir plates, erlenmeyer flasks, aeration, oxidation, yeast starters~

~Fruit presses, grain mills, scales, airlocks, stoppers, bungs, tapered corks~

~Glass beer bottles & caps, growlers, cappers, bottle fillers, labels~

~Glass wine & champagne bottles, glass jugs, corks & screw caps, labels, seals, corkers~

~Glass bar top liquor bottles, closures, glass hot sauce bottles~


~Bartending shakers, strainers, pourers, tools, cocktail stirrers, picks, shooter cups~

~Plastic P.E.T. juice bottles, jugs, disposable flasks, mini sample bottles~


~Rennet, cheesecloth, dairy thermometers, paper, slicers~

~Scoby, kombucha ingredient or equipemtn kits, and tea leaves~

~Red, white, rice, malt, and apple cider mother of vinegar cultures~



~Custom napkins & ribbons~
~Custom edible images for cakes~
~FREE Grain milling~
~FRESH Decorator's Buttercream Icing~
~Always FREE Consultation in ANY department~
~We ship domestically~
~In-STORE pick-up for customers on the go~
~GOVERNMENT purchases and quotes~



~Classes are taught year-round in our large, full-sized classroom~

~We teach adults and children~

~DoD Culinary Specialist Cake Decorating available upon request~

~For more info, check out our SCHOOL PAGE~



~Local or National Homebrew Club with Current Member I.D.~

~Culinary Student with Current School I.D.~

~Senior Citizen (60+) with I.D.~

~U.S. Military (Active - Retired - Dependent) with I.D.~

~Cannot combine with any other offer, promo or discount~