Bloomer Creek

  • “Bloomer Creek is one of the more experimental, idiosyncratic wineries in the Finger Lakes. I very much like the Tanzen Dame rieslings, the White Horse red, a Meritage blend, and especially the juicy, peppery cabernet francs”        
    —Eric Asimov, NY Times

  • “...the winery that I am particularly fond of is Bloomer Creek. Kim Engle and his artist wife Debra have been growing grapes for over 30 years and, with meticulous attention to detail, have cultivated naturally balanced vineyards.”       
    —Jancis Robinson

In 1982 Kim Engle and Deb Bermingham purchased a thirty-acre farm in the Finger Lakes region, ten acres of which they planted to a variety of cool climate grapes. They named the vineyard Bloomer Creek and for the last three decades they have meticulously farmed it using organic methods.

They employ no herbicides, no irrigation, fruit is hand-harvested, and only natural native yeasts are used for fermentation. They often utilize whole clusters in their winemaking, including the whites, extended lees aging, and they allow fermentations to progress at their own rate without using temperature control.

In a part of the world where winemakers don’t often take risks, Bloomer Creek seems afraid not to and the results are wonderful. Both their whites and their reds are incredibly distinctive, age-worthy and expressive of the place and time in which they were produced. That place is the Finger Lakes, and Bloomer Creek may be the single most unique, and compelling voice in town.

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DB5971-15
Organic
Edelzwicker Black Cap
2015
White Blend

DB5984-17
Organic
Riesling Dry Finger Lakes
2017
Riesling
A barrel selection from the three Bloomer Creek estate vineyards: Barrow, Auten and Morehouse Road.

DB5043-16
Organic
Riesling Auten "Clone 239" Dry
2016
Riesling
Clone 239 (Geisenheim clone) wines are classically styled. Naturally fermented and aged in 55 gallon stainless steel barrels, with a... Read More

DB5037-17
Organic
Riesling Morehouse Road “Tanzen Dame” 1st Harvest
2017
Riesling
The rows in Morehouse Road Vineyard run east/west with great sun exposure on the south side of the trellis and shading on the north side;... Read More

DB5047-18
Organic
Dry Rosé
2018
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Cabernet Franc A unique dry rosé made from ripe Pinot Noir grapes that were pressed after just one day in the fermenter... Read More

DB5041-16
Organic
Pinot Noir
2016
Pinot Noir
The grapes were crushed and fermented with stems. Maceration time was from three to four weeks in one- ton fermenters. The wine was aged in... Read More

DB5076-16
Organic
Cabernet Franc
2016
Cabernet Franc
The hand harvested grapes are partially destemmed, crushed and fermented with whole clusters added back in open top fermenters for two to... Read More

DB5046-18
Organic
Cabernet Franc Vin d'Ete
2018
Cabernet Franc
2018 was a tough season to ripen grapes in the Finger Lakes. In midsummer there was rainfall of ten inches in an hour and the rain kept... Read More