Welcome to Victoria’s Fancy Foods
Local clean foods and fine crafted wine
Victoria’s Fancy Foods is an independent gourmet grocer specializing in local clean foods and fine crafted wines. Our gourmet grocery shop is fashioned after the shops of Paris with wooden floors and chalkboard signs. There is a European charm throughout the shop. We comb the culinary world to discover the most exciting ingredients available in the arena of fine foods and boutique wines. You will notice our selection to be very unique, even eclectic, in the sense that we carry only products that we would consume and share with friends in our own homes. All products are clean, meaning raised or produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth stimulants or artificial ingredients. All animals are humanely raised and pastured in fields. We take pride in every item we offer to you.
Victoria Stagmer, Owner
Certified Wine Specialist
By asking a simple question such as: “Do you prefer orange or grapefruit juice?” allows me to examine your taste preferences. Being a “Certified Wine Specialist” I am versed in the complexies of wine which enables me to create personal selections. My title of ”Certified Wine Specialist” was achieved through formal training and a career as a wine and food professional. I have worked in all aspects of the industry from restaurant, retail, wholesale, supplier, and importer. I have traveled extensively to vineyards throughout the world in France, Italy, Austria, Australia, Spain, Maryland, and California. I’d like to think I bring a bit of these cultures into the shop by means of our wine selection. After harvest apprenticeship for three years in a Napa Valley winery, I created the wine label, Victoria Gewurztraminer, 400 cases each vintage of 1993 and 1994. This wine was sold in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. and received an 87 point rating from Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate. I was responsible for the first Maryland restaurant wine list to receive the Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator. I worked closely with The Baltimore Orioles to create their 50th Anniversary Special Bottling of California Cabernet Sauvignon, 1500 cases. Given all of this wine experience, I am well versed in guiding you to the perfect wine for your palate. With over 300 wines labels in inventory, there is something to please everyone.