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Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Just as every glass holds a story, so does every dream. Creighton Gallagher fell in love with the Traverse City area wine industry in 2007 when he worked at Old Mission Peninsula’s, Brys Estate, with his good friend Coenraad Stassen. Although he was a recent college graduate of Grand Valley State University in Accounting, he could not shake the feeling of discontent working in a cubicle, trying to fit into corporate America.

As a fifth generation farmer, he could not picture himself in any industry besides agriculture. When he met McKenzie, the two often dreamt of owning a winery. In fact, it was McKenzie’s thesis for her MBA. Their first date was at a wine tasting dinner at the Boat House Restaurant hosted by Brys Estate. Inspired by the experience, they began exploring Traverse City and Leelanau County wineries and gained a strong sense of what their winery would be if they ever had an opportunity to start their own.

Then in 2010, they had a chance to purchase a part of the family farm from Creighton’s father, John Gallagher. The stars must have aligned because at the time of the purchase, a 15 acre block of cherry trees needed to be replaced, which opened up an ideal opportunity to replace the trees with 15 acres of grapes. Living on love and lots of hard work, the Gallaghers put their plans in motion to open a tasting room in the Spring of 2016. In addition to their cherry farm and vineyard, the couple have four beautiful children, and are often surrounded by them at their farm.

Rove Estate tasting room offers a perspective of the Leelanau countryside that has rarely been seen. Perched at 1100 feet, the elevation creates the area’s perfect vineyard—southern-exposed slopes, abundant sunlight and cool-air drainage offering protection from the frost—perfect conditions for premium estate grown grapes.

Rove Estate
7007 East Traverse Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-421-7001

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Sunday September 24th, 2017 - 7:38 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Making weekend plans? We absolutely love when the very busy and talented Levi Britton Live makes time for his friends at Rove Estate! Fall colors will be out, along with our newly released cinnamon hard cider!

Levi Britton LiveSep 29, 6:00pmRove Estate Vineyard & WineryRove Estate is so excited to welcome back Levi Britton to our patio stage. He is the perfect ending to any week, and pairs perfectly with our wine & cider! Levi is an indie/folk/rock artist who hails from Traverse City, MI. Growing up around music sparked his drive to make it his profession! Do not miss this one of a kind Northern Michigan fall night!
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Fact of the Day: Levi Britton and Rob Bolin lived together in Chicago! 🙂 lol

Saturday September 23rd, 2017 - 10:30 pm

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Great night at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery with Davenport University Alumni Association! #proudDUalum #winedown #fall ... See MoreSee Less

Great night at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery with Davenport University Alumni Association! #proudDUalum  #winedown #fall

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Thank you for hosting! We all had a great time!

Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 5:56 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Even though it feels like summer, fall is here! The leaves are turning, and we have an amazing view from the #highestpoint on #leelanaupeninsula! Stop in and do a tasting, we can accomodate groups of any size, reserve your spot today. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 21st, 2017 - 6:41 pm

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Where are you #rovin this weekend? Beat the heat with a refreshing glass of estate wine on our patio! #heatwave #fallcolors #highestpoint #fall ... See MoreSee Less

Where are you #rovin this weekend? Beat the heat with a refreshing glass of estate wine on our patio! #heatwave #fallcolors #highestpoint #fall

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