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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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Rove Estate On Facebook

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Monday September 17th, 2018 - 11:23 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

We are so excited to visit the beautiful city of Detroit tomorrow! We will be doing a complimentary tasting with our friends at House Of Pure Vin from 6:30- 8pm. Stop in and say hi to our proprietress McKenzie Gallagher. We are bringing down a nice selection of new estate wines!
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We are so excited to visit the beautiful city of Detroit tomorrow! We will be doing a complimentary tasting with our friends at House Of Pure Vin from 6:30- 8pm. Stop in and say hi to our proprietress McKenzie Gallagher. We are bringing down a nice selection of new estate wines! 
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#detroit #houseofpurevin #traversewinecoast #roveestate

Saturday September 15th, 2018 - 10:35 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Psst it's the weekend, and the weather is gorgeous! Stop in and enjoy the view (and wine) from the #highestpoint of Leelanau Peninsula. We are open until 9pm, with flight specials from 5pm until close! ... See MoreSee Less

Psst its the weekend, and the weather is gorgeous! Stop in and enjoy the view (and wine) from the #highestpoint  of Leelanau Peninsula. We are open until 9pm, with flight specials from 5pm until close!

Wednesday September 12th, 2018 - 5:29 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Calling all Leaf Peepers! Peak Fall colors are just around the corner! (Oct 14-21) 🍁🍂 What better way to experience them than at the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula with award-winning wine in hand?! 🍷 🍷 We’re open til 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and can accommodate groups of any size! Spots are filling up quickly, book today!
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Calling all Leaf Peepers! Peak Fall colors are just around the corner! (Oct 14-21) 🍁🍂 What better way to experience them than at the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula with award-winning wine in hand?! 🍷 🍷 We’re open til 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and can accommodate groups of any size! Spots are filling up quickly, book today! 
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#fall #fallcolors #wine #winetasting #winetour #northernmichigan #puremichigan #foliage

Tuesday September 11th, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

We're so excited to welcome Chris Smith Music back to our stage this Friday to kick off our Fall music series! 🎶🎸Enjoy music from Chris from 5-8pm, and $2 off glass pours of FIVE of your favorite Rove wines 5-9pm! 🍷🍷 ... See MoreSee Less

Were so excited to welcome Chris Smith Music back to our stage this Friday to kick off our Fall music series! 🎶🎸Enjoy music from Chris from 5-8pm, and $2 off glass pours of FIVE of your favorite Rove wines 5-9pm! 🍷🍷

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Friday September 7th, 2018 - 4:13 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Come hang out with us this weekend! 🍷 Fall is here and so are our Fall weekend drink specials! ... See MoreSee Less

Come hang out with us this weekend! 🍷 Fall is here and so are our Fall weekend drink specials!
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