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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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Tuesday April 17th, 2018 - 10:10 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

When the weather outside is frightful... we tackle some indoor projects! Now we have a home for our new wines and stemware! Bring on spring, Mother Nature.
#springimprovements #newwine #barnwoodfromourfarm
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When the weather outside is frightful... we tackle some indoor projects! Now we have a home for our new wines and stemware! Bring on spring, Mother Nature. 
#springimprovements #newwine #barnwoodfromourfarm

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We’ll see it on Saturday!

Sunday April 15th, 2018 - 9:13 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Sadly, due to treacherous driving conditions and freezing rain predicted all day...we are CLOSING today April 15th. We will resume normal hours Monday! Stay safe friends! ... See MoreSee Less

Sadly, due to treacherous driving conditions and freezing rain predicted all day...we are CLOSING today April 15th. We will resume normal hours Monday! Stay safe friends!

Saturday April 14th, 2018 - 11:39 am

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Only in Northern Michigan! Due to the wintery weather and poor road conditions, Rove will be closing Saturday, April 14th. Stay safe, warm, and enjoy your wine at home by the fire today! ... See MoreSee Less

Only in Northern Michigan! Due to the wintery weather and poor road conditions, Rove will be closing Saturday, April 14th. Stay safe, warm, and enjoy your wine at home by the fire today!

Friday April 13th, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

BIG NEWS! We're so excited to announce our new partnership with Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township! Starting in May, you'll be able to enjoy Rove wine at yet another spot in the mitten!It's time for the big announcement ... we're excited to announce that our new partner winery is Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery!

Their delicious, estate-grown Leelanau Peninsula wines will be available here at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township starting in May. (You can read more about them in one of Cort's Hour Detroit Michigan wine blogs by clicking here: goo.gl/Qk5j4Y)

We'll be welcoming Rove owners McKenzie and Creighton Gallagher to the fold with an exclusive wine tasting event on Tuesday, May 8! Priority registration for Sipper Club members starts NOW, and registration opens to the public at noon on Sunday, April 15. Spots are limited, and we anticipate that this event will sell out quickly!

With the arrival of Rove, we will soon be saying goodbye to Chateau de Leelanau here at our Shelby location. But don't despair! You'll still be able to enjoy CDL's great wines at our sister store, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak.

Cheers to new friends and new wines!
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BIG NEWS! Were so excited to announce our new partnership with Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township! Starting in May, youll be able to enjoy Rove wine at yet another spot in the mitten!

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We're so excited to have Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery as our newest partner winery! Cheers!

McKenzie, this is so exciting! I can’t wait to try your wine!

Like Rove a lot!

Friday April 13th, 2018 - 12:47 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

🥁🥁🥁 Without further ado, welcome to the family 2017 Harvest Select Riesling, 2017 Ragaire (Rah-Gerra) Rosé and 2016 Pinot Noir!!
#springrelease #8morecoming #friyayvibes
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🥁🥁🥁 Without further ado, welcome to the family 2017 Harvest Select Riesling, 2017 Ragaire (Rah-Gerra) Rosé and 2016 Pinot Noir!!
#springrelease #8morecoming #friyayvibes

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I’m ready to try that Pinot!!!

Maria Rowell mmm, this riesling looks SO yummy!

Visiting tonight to check them out!!

Visiting tonight to check them out!!

Wondering if you have any unoaked?

so excited to taste when we come to the pick up party!

Ramona Cloutier-Rudolph, Jose Tovar, we just missed this!

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