The Bloom Family Vineyard Rows

Wine maker Ken Bloom’s brother, Jim Bloom, managed the award winning Middleridge Vineyards outside of Hopland for over 25 years. As manager there he won “Grape Grower of the Year” from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with the Sauvignon Blanc grown for Windsor Winery.

When Jim and his late wife Ranee purchased their farm in Sanel Valley outside of Hopland they asked family and friends to come help them plant the first rows of grapes. Ken, Virginia and other family members participated, and they put plaques at the end of each row designating who planted the row.

The first harvest was 1998, and Ken and Virginia traveled to California to help with that first harvest and many more harvests after that. Jim makes sure the best grapes are saved for Bloom Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Blooms Winery sourced grapes from the family vineyard from 1998 to 2011. Our current release of the 2011 vintage is our final vintage from this vineyard!