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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DB5042-16
Organic
Edelzwicker Blue Cap
2016
White Blend
A Riesling based white blend, co-fermented naturally with Cayuga White and other white varieties. Vinified and aged in tank.

DB5048-14
Organic
Chardonnay
2014
Chardonnay
Fermented in both older French oak barrels and stainless steel barrels. Blending is done after a year of ageing on the lees. The goal is to... Read More

DB5040-17
Organic
Dry Gewurztraminer
2017
Gewürztraminer
The fruit is macerated on the skins for two days, giving this wine extra depth and a deeper color. 

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

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

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

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

DB5039-15
Organic
Red Blend "White Horse"
2015
Cabernet Franc
A wild yeast fermented blend of seventy percent Cabernet Franc and thirty percentMerlot, named in appreciation of the renowned Right Bank... Read More