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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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Wednesday November 14th, 2018 - 11:54 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Views from the #HighestPoint
Have you experience the view from the #HighestPoint on the Leelanau Peninsula?
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Check out this video from Courtney Jerome Media LLC to get a glimpse!
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Views from the #HighestPoint

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Monday November 12th, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Are you dreaming of a beautiful vineyard wedding for? 💍 We still have a few 2019 dates left! Let's start planning your dream wedding at the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula! 🍾🥂
📷: Captured By Grace Photography
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Are you dreaming of a beautiful vineyard wedding for? 💍 We still have a few 2019 dates left! Lets start planning your dream wedding at the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula! 🍾🥂
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Thursday November 8th, 2018 - 6:49 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

It's not too late to get an invite to the best party of the season! 🍷 Join our wine club today, and receive your invite to our Rove Nation Feasta tomorrow 2-5pm (with music by Levi Britton to follow!). Rove Nation is the best way to stock your cellar for the holidays and to receive complimentary tastings, exclusive discounts, and invites to parties like this one! You'll be glad you joined the flock 🕊️
Join here! www.roveestate.com/wineclub
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Its not too late to get an invite to the best party of the season! 🍷 Join our wine club today, and receive your invite to our Rove Nation Feasta tomorrow 2-5pm (with music by Levi Britton to follow!). Rove Nation is the best way to stock your cellar for the holidays and to receive complimentary tastings, exclusive discounts, and invites to parties like this one! Youll be glad you joined the flock 🕊️
Join here! www.roveestate.com/wineclub

Tuesday November 6th, 2018 - 9:09 am

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It's Election Day! ️ Exercise your right to vote and then enjoy a tasting on us! Anyone with an "I voted" sticker gets a complimentary tasting at Rove! 🍷 ... See MoreSee Less

Its Election Day! ️ Exercise your right to vote and then enjoy a tasting on us! Anyone with an I voted sticker gets a complimentary tasting at Rove! 🍷

Monday November 5th, 2018 - 8:25 pm

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#MondayFeels Are you craving Rove wine as much as one of our favorite brides? Pop one open this Monday, you deserve it! 🍾 🍷
📷: Dan Stewart Photography
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#MondayFeels Are you craving Rove wine as much as one of our favorite brides? Pop one open this Monday, you deserve it! 🍾 🍷
📷: Dan Stewart Photography

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Love this and love Creighton’s face bottom right pic lol

These pics are everything!! Congrats to the newlyweds!! 🍷🍷

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