Bloomer Creek

  • Finger Lakes, New York State, United States
  • 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

DB9197-20
Organic
Bloomer Creek Pet-Nat Gruner Veltliner/Riesling
2020
White Blend
This is a new and exciting Pet-Nat for Bloomer Creek. By blending skin-fermented Gruner Veltliner with skin-fermented Riesling they have...
United States

DB9128-17
Organic
Bloomer Creek Barrow Vineyard Reserve Dry Riesling
2017
Riesling
In 2013, Bloomer Creek purchased a vineyard, abandoned for over 30 years, on the east side of Seneca Lake. The high rocky hillside was...
United States

DB5048-18
Organic
Bloomer Creek Chardonnay
2018
Chardonnay
This 2018 Chardonnay from the Morehouse Vineyard, borne of a cool and wet year, is bright with a touch of salinity. Fermented in older...
United States

DB5042-19
Organic
Bloomer Creek Edelzwicker Blue Cap
2019
White Blend
A Riesling based white blend, co-fermented naturally with Cayuga White and other white varieties. Vinified and aged in tank.
United States

DB5043-17
Organic
Bloomer Creek Riesling Auten "Tanzen Dame" Dry
2017
Riesling
Clone 239 (Geisenheim clone) wines are classically styled. Naturally fermented and aged in 55 gallon stainless steel barrels, with a...
United States

DB6413-16
Bloomer Creek Riesling Dry Auten "Clone 10"
2016
Riesling United States

DB9115-21
Organic
Bloomer Creek Gewurztraminer "Orange" Pet-Nat
2021
Gewürztraminer
Made with Gewürztraminer from two parcels (Morehouse Road, 26 y/o vines, Auten, 7 y/o vines) grapes are picked, once in the early season...
United States

DB5039-18
Organic
Bloomer Creek "White Horse" (Cabernet Franc/Merlot)
2018
Cabernet Franc
A wild yeast fermented blend of seventy percent Cabernet Franc and thirty percent Merlot, named in appreciation of the renowned Right Bank...
United States

DB5046-20
Organic
Bloomer Creek Cabernet Franc Vin d'Ete
2020
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...
United States

DB9117-20
Organic
Bloomer Creek Gewurztraminer "Skin Fermented"
2020
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

DB5973-NV
Organic
Bloomer Creek Edelzwicker Pet-Nat
2017
White Blend
A refreshing blend of Riesling from their Cayuga Lake vineyard and Cayuga White, a hybrid variety developed by Cornell grown on Seneca Lake...
United States