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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 October 16th, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Rove (Verb)- Travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander.
Rove (Noun)- A journey, especially one with no specific destination; an act of wandering.
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Raise your 🖐️ if this sounds like you? We see you Rovers, and we know that not all who wander are lost! ✌️✊ They might just be looking for some really great wine! 🍷

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Rove (Verb)- Travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander. 
Rove (Noun)- A journey, especially one with no specific destination; an act of wandering.
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Raise your 🖐️ if this sounds like you? We see you Rovers, and we know that not all who wander are lost!  ✌️✊ They might just be looking for some really great wine! 🍷

📸 credit Northern Art Photography

Monday October 14th, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Fall is here! ❤🍁🍷
Come see what the fuss is all about.
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#puremichigan #highestpoint #traversecity #fallcolors #wine #vineyardview #leafpeepers #paradise #winecountry #roveestate
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Fall is here! ❤🍁🍷
Come see what the fuss is all about. 
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#puremichigan #highestpoint #traversecity #fallcolors #wine #vineyardview #leafpeepers #paradise #winecountry #roveestate

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Amazing view!!!

Beautiful

Gorgeous

Thursday October 10th, 2019 - 11:19 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

HAPPY HARVEST! 🍇🌿
We are busy little 🐝 around here on the farm!
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Although there is always a touch of stress during harvest, we are equally excited and proud of the hard work and relentless hours we have invested in our season's crop. These beauties will soon be transformed into our very first bubbly wine! Stay tuned for a first of many firsts this coming 2020 season. ❤✌
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And if you haven't already, join Rove Nation for some VIP and specialty releases! We promise, it pays to be in the club.
😘🙌
@ Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
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HAPPY HARVEST! 🍇🌿
We are busy little 🐝 around here on the farm!
.
Although there is always a touch of stress during harvest, we are equally excited and proud of the hard work and relentless hours we have invested in our seasons crop. These beauties will soon be transformed into our very first bubbly wine! Stay tuned for a first of many firsts this coming 2020 season. ❤✌ 
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And if you havent already,  join Rove Nation for some VIP and specialty releases! We promise,  it pays to be in the club.
😘🙌
 @ Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Looks delish...

Sweet pic

Awesome pics!! 🥰❤️

Love it!

Beautiful!

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Tuesday October 8th, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

👋 ATTENTION ROVERS, LAST CALL! We are sad to share that several of our Fan Favorite wines will be sold out very shortly- most likely this month. Make sure you stop in and pick up a bottle (or four 😘 🍷) of these wines! Remember we ship to 33 states, so if you can't make it up to the #TraverseWineCoast, we can bring Rove right to you in your home state! ❤️⠀
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🍷 2015 Riesling (20 cases left)⠀
🍷 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay (only 8 cases left 😲)⠀
🍷 2016 Pinot Noir (20 cases left)⠀
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📸 Credit @Captured By Grace⠀
#lastcall #wine #fanfavorites #winecountry #traversewinecoast #soldout #traversecity #puremichigan #traversecitywinery #awardwinning #boutiquewinery #smallbatch #buylocal #roveestate
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👋 ATTENTION ROVERS, LAST CALL! We are sad to share that several of our Fan Favorite wines will be sold out very shortly- most likely this month. Make sure you stop in and pick up a bottle (or four 😘 🍷) of these wines! Remember we ship to 33 states, so if you cant make it up to the #TraverseWineCoast, we can bring Rove right to you in your home state! ❤️⠀
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🍷 2015 Riesling (20 cases left)⠀
🍷 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay (only 8 cases left 😲)⠀
🍷 2016 Pinot Noir (20 cases left)⠀
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📸 Credit @Captured By Grace⠀
#lastcall #wine #fanfavorites #winecountry #traversewinecoast #soldout #traversecity #puremichigan #traversecitywinery #awardwinning #boutiquewinery #smallbatch #buylocal #roveestate
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