Bloomer Creek

  • Finger Lakes, New York State, United States
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.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB5973-NV
Organic
Bloomer Creek Edelzwicker Pet-Nat
NV
White Blend
78% Riesling from Auten Vineyard (2020), and 22% Gewurztraminer from Auten Vineyard (2021). Gewurztraminer was picked in late September,...
United States

DB5998-21
Organic
Bloomer Creek Chardonnay/Gruner Veltliner "Skin-Fermented"
2021
Chardonnay
Chardonnay (60%) and Gruner Veltliner(40%), co-fermented until dry on skins for three weeks. Gruner Veltliner provides crisp acidity and an...
United States

DB9117-21
Organic
Bloomer Creek Gewürztraminer "Skin Fermented"
2021
Gewürztraminer
Bloomer Creek has two parcels of Gewürztraminer - Morehouse Road Vineyard with vines that are 26 years old and Auten Vineyard with 7-year-...
United States

DB5046-21
Organic
Bloomer Creek Cabernet Franc "Vin d`Eté"
2021
Cabernet Franc
100% Cabernet Franc from three vineyard sites - Barrow, Morehouse Rd., and Auten. The Vin d'Eté Cab Franc is made in a light and fresh...
United States