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 30-acre farm in the Finger Lakes region, 10 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.

Image PRODUCT Producer Description Country / Region Region Materials
DB9182-18
Organic
Tanzen Dame Pet-Nat
2018
Bloomer Creek White Blend United States New York State

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

DB5048-13
Organic
Chardonnay
2013
Bloomer Creek Chardonnay
Grapes are manually harvested, destemmed, crushed and fermented in 55-gallon stainless steel tanks. The wine rests in tank for 10 months of... Read More
United States New York State
DB5040-17
Organic
Dry Gewurztraminer
2017
Bloomer Creek Gewürztraminer
2 day skin contact
United States New York State
DB5984-17
Organic
Riesling Dry Finger Lakes
2017
Bloomer Creek Riesling United States New York State

DB5037-17
Organic
Riesling Morehouse Road “Tanzen Dame” 1st Harvest
2017
Bloomer Creek 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
United States New York State
DB5047-18
Organic
Dry Rosé
2018
Bloomer Creek United States New York State

DB5041-14
Organic
Pinot Noir
2014
Bloomer Creek Pinot Noir
Wild-yeast fermented, unfined and unfiltered, and bottled by hand with minimal SO2 added.
United States New York State

DB5076-16
Organic
Cabernet Franc
2016
Bloomer Creek 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
United States New York State

DB5039-15
Organic
Red Blend "White Horse"
2015
Bloomer Creek Cabernet Franc
A wild yeast fermented blend of Cabernet Franc (70%) and Merlot (30%) named in appreciation of the renowned Right Bank producer, Cheval... Read More
United States New York State