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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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Friday January 19th, 2018 - 10:30 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Happy Hour All Day- 20% off food and wine/cider by the glass 12pm until 6pm! Cheers to the weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Hour All Day- 20% off food and wine/cider by the glass 12pm until 6pm! Cheers to the weekend!

Thursday January 18th, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Kick off your St. Patrick's Day weekend celebrations at the only Irish Winery on Leelanau Peninsula! Complete with celtic music by TC Celtic, you're sure to shake your end-of-winter blues with us! So ditch the Guinness and Jameson this year, and enjoy 20% off award-winning glass of Rove wine or cider at the highest point on Leelanau County!

Sláinte!

Rove Estate St. Patrick's Day Party!Mar 16, 5:00pmRove Estate Vineyard & WineryKick off your St. Patrick's Day weekend celebrations at the only Irish Winery on Leelanau Peninsula! Complete with celtic music by TC Celtic, you're sure to shake your end-of-winter blues with us! So ditch the Guinness and Jameson this year, and enjoy 20% off award-winning glass of Rove wine or cider at the highest point on Leelanau County!

Sláinte!
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Rove Estate St. Patricks Day Party!

Friday January 12th, 2018 - 10:00 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Snow Day! 20% off Happy Hour all day! Plus our friend Levi Britton Music will be playing 5pm - 8pm. TGIF and cheers to the holiday weekend!

Rove Local Appreciation Fridays- 20% Happy Hour All Day!Nov 10, 11:00amRove Estate Vineyard & WineryAs a small business, it is important to us to take care of those who take care of us. Please join us Fridays through May, for 20% off our wines by the glass and food items ALL DAY. Check our calendar for upcoming music, Rove Nation, and other events as well!
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Rove Local Appreciation Fridays- 20% Happy Hour All Day!

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 - 4:58 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sled through a vineyard? Come, sip and sled with us! Brave the cold and join us for a winter adventure of hot chocolate, sledding, a snowman contest, and other winter activities! Bring your own sled or borrow one of ours! End your day with a blanket and warm up drink on our heated deck!

Child admissions is FREE
Adult admission is $12 and includes a Rove tumbler, a boozy warm winter drink, and exclusive deals for the day!

Sip & Sled at Rove!Feb 25, 12:00pmRove Estate Vineyard & WineryHave you ever wondered what it would be like to sled through a vineyard? Come, sip and sled with us! Brave the cold and join us for a winter adventure of hot chocolate, sledding, a snowman contest, and other winter activities! Bring your own sled or borrow one of ours! End your day with a blanket and warm up drink on our heated deck!

Child admissions is FREE
Adult admission is $12 and includes a Rove tumbler, a boozy warm winter drink, and exclusive deals for the day!
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Sip & Sled at Rove!

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