Bloomer Creek Vineyard

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.

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Bloomer Creek Tanzen Dame Pet-Nat 2018
Age Of Vines: 18 years  Total Production: 70 cases  Yield: 3 tons per acre  Soil Type: Silt loam derived from shale naturally high in lime  Variety: Riesling  Vinification Method: Grapes are manually harvested, destemmed, crushed and fermented in 55-gallon stainless steel tanks. The wine
Item Number: 33692

Bloomer Creek Gruner Veltliner 2016
This Grüner defines the intensity and great promise of New York's Finger Lakes region. Herbal and brimming with tropical fruits and white pepper. Clean, fresh and dare we say ‘thirst quenching’?!  The signature variety of Austria was planted by Kim with the inspiration of their Austrian neighbor,
Item Number: 30843

Bloomer Creek Riesling 'Tanzen Dame' 2nd Harvest 2014
This is the second picking from the Auten Vineyard Clone 239 block. They were picked about 2-3 weeks after the first harvest. Generally these second harvest wines are made with some botrytis influence, and correspond loosely to Spatlese or Auslese wines.  Vinification Method: Grapes are manually
Item Number: 29559
Case: $263.40

Bloomer Creek Vineyard Edelzwicker 'Black Cap' 2014
" Following the tradition in Alsace, the Edelzwicker wines are blends of: Riesling; Gewurztraminer; the Finger Lakes own grape - Cayuga White; and other white varietals. These wines, like the 100% vinifera wines, are made in small batches and are minimally processed. The use of the fairly neutral,
Item Number: 27809
Case: $143.40

Bloomer Creek Cab Franc/Pinot Noir Rose 2016
Distinctly savory notes intermingle with fresh red fruits and a persistent mineral finish. Tannins help this wine stand out and makes it a wine that should be considered among very pale, light reds rather than your typical Provence style rose.  In a part of the world where winemakers don’t often

Bloomer Creek Edelzwicker Pet-Nat 2017
A refreshing blend of Riesling from their Cayuga Lake vineyard and Cayuga White, a hybrid variety developed by Cornell grown on Seneca Lake by their neighbor, John Leidenfrost. It is a dry, effervescent Old World style sparkling wine with rustic roots. Wild-fermented and bottled by hand with no

Bloomer Creek Edelzwicker Pet-Nat 2016
30% Riesling, 70% Cayuga White. Amazing cidery flavors with hints of orange blossom as well as a some funky, slightly sour fermentation notes.  The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed, crushed and fermented in 55-gallon stainless steel tanks. The wine is then transferred to the bottle to

Bloomer Creek Vineyard 'White Horse' Red 2008
"Cheval Blanc, White Horse, get it? Just as with the great St.-Émilion, White Horse is a blend of cabernet franc and merlot, and if it lacks the polish, gravitas and staying power of the classic, it’s nonetheless deep, rich and structured, generous and well shaped with flavors of earthy red fruit.