Thank you for visiting our site and giving us the opportunity to share our story with you. My wife, Sabrina, and I started Truly Fine Wine out of a shared passion for extraordinary grower producer German wines that can be extremely difficult to find in the US. They unfortunately often suffer from a case of mistaken identity with low quality sweet wines in blue bottles that can be perceived as "German Wines."
Our goal is to break down misconceptions and introduce you to what a majority of Master Sommeliers consider to be the most dynamic and food friendly wine in the world, German Riesling. And yes, Riesling can be "dry," and also paired with just about any type of cuisine.
Sabrina was born and raised in the heart of the Rheingau, one of Germany’s most historic and important wine producing regions. We met on a chance encounter in San Diego in 1998 and dated long distance for two and a half years. During that time, we spent many holidays on the banks of the Rhine river enjoying wine the way it has been done for centuries before us. I always took notice of real quality German wines and was intrigued with how incredible the history was behind them.
At the time when I met Sabrina I was in college at UC San Diego and she was just getting started with college in Germany. In 2001 Sabrina moved over to finish her education at UC San Diego and we were married. Soon thereafter we began importing wines that represent the truest expression of German terroir, items sought after by collectors and featured in some of the best restaurants and wine shops in the world.
Today we continue to share our passion for the wines we know and love. We have been fortunate to develop many wonderful relationships with private customers and several Michelin rated restaurants. We always put our best foot forward, believe in leading by example and make service our top priority.
Our pride lies in providing exceptional quality to value. We focus on wines that act more as a condiment instead of a beverage. Food and wine synergy plays a large role in everything we do and we love expressing the old world sentiment, where combining the right food and wine can amplify flavors on the palate, changing the dining experience. To that end, we are forever grateful to those who have come before us, our family and friends in the industry and the experiences we have been able to share.
Prost – Damon & Sabrina
Truly Fine Wine, Inc. was founded in 2005, our initial objective was to create awareness around both contemporary and classic German wines. Today, we work with some incredible restaurant concepts and continue to build relationships with the sommelier and wine community.
Our portfolio has grown from a modest 35 wines to over 120 selections, ranging from high quality estate fruit wines to top notch Erste & Grosse Lage (1er & Grand Cru Class). The movement in Germany over the last few decades has been towards a classification that is more Burgundian in style. As a result, the German system has become more clearly defined, which represents the vineyard site as most important (vs. the previous system addressing ripeness level in the grape at harvest). We encourage you to seek out the contemporary range and see what all the fuss is about with German wines among wine writers, sommeliers and industry professionals.
Further, we carry some exceptional sparkling wines, surprising Pinot Noirs, unique items like white-pressed Pinot Noir and hard to find items like Charta Association Rieslings (the precursor to the Grand Cru Class). Apart from our contemporary selections, we also offer a full range of traditional Prädikatswein (Kabinett to Ice Wine), formerly known as QmP, along with a small selection of library wines.
We invite you to share in our adventures and the memories these wines create with family, friends and neighbors, always a perfect partner for any style of cuisine. We also challenge you to explore the misconceptions of German wines and see firsthand why a majority of Master Sommeliers consider German wines to be among the most dynamic and food friendly wines in the world! In our professional opinion, if you are into wine and not drinking German Riesling, you need to see a doctor.