News About Blooms Winery
Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro is open Thursday through Monday at 5511 Freeland Ave, Freeland. It is home to the winery, tasting room, and a bistro with both indoor and outdoor spaces and banquet facility options.
Our executive chef, Wayne Carter, has created a wonderful menu to offer for lunch and dinner with lots of wonderful specials daily. Fresh soups, salads, and creative entrees are part of the lunch menu, and dinner offers great options for hearty eaters with a Butchers Block meat special, house made Pasta of the Day and the same great soups, salads and lighter entrees for those who prefer. We are booking events like club meetings and lunches, non profit events and business parties. Give us a call at 360-321-0515.
We were very excited to see the Seattle Times article that listed us as a place to stop on a one-day excursion to Whidbey Island! https://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/an-hour-by-hour-guide-to-your-wintertime-whidbey-island-day-trip
See the wonderful article on our one year anniversary by Wendy Leigh in the South Whidbey http://southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/winery’s-bistro-blooms/ and the original article in the Record by Patricia Guthrie about our opening in the South Whidbey Record http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/new-bistro-blooms/
Whidbey Life Magazine features an article about “Rhubarb” and includes our Blooms Winery Ambrosia in the article along with a photo!
Our 2015 Petit Verdot was given a 95 Pt. rating and a Double Gold Medal at the Savor Northwest Wine Competition 2018. With other varieties we received two Silvers and a Bronze at Seattle Wine Awards 2018.
Blooms 5511 Bistro opening was covered in the Spring issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine and our 2015 Melange, 2015 Merlot and 2017 Dry Riesling were all rated as “Outstanding” or “Excellent” by John Vitale, editor. Previously our 2013 Poetic was chosen as one of the Top Picks for Washington Red Blends in the Winter 2016 issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine! See the full article “The Art of the Blend” including an interview with Virginia Bloom. John Vitale described the Poetic as “Powerful, poised and balanced with remarkable depth and structure to the concentrated flavors….”
The Spring 2017 issue of Wine Press Northwest has a feature on Malbec, and Blooms 2013 was given a “Recommended” rating, and the 2014 was given an “Excellent” rating!
Northwest Wine Nights Radio interviewed Ken and Virginia Bloom about the winery and here is the link to the live show! They also did a Syrah tasting with the Double Gold Medal 2012 Syrah on the live TV show with a panel of wine experts – SEE TV Episode Here!
Q-13 Fox News came to Blooms Winery to talk about wines made on Whidbey and participated in bottling the 2013 Riesling. See the video of the fun we had with Kaci Atchison Here.