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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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What wine are you pairing with Easter dinner? Here are some quick pairing tips to make your Easter celebration even more special!🍷🐰 We are open today until 6pm!
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🍖Ham goes awesome with our Dry Riesling or Dry Gewurztraminer... look for dry, bright and fruit forward wines.
🐑 If lamb is on the menu, pair it with our Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc, or even our Ragaire Rosé if your feeling like lighter wine.
🥚Eating deviled eggs? Try our Pinot Grigio or Gewurztraminer/pinot gris blend.
🥔 Twice baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes or mash potatoes on the menu? Try pairing with our dry Unoaked Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
Enjoy!!! Happy wine hunting! 🍷🐰
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What wine are you pairing with Easter dinner?  Here are some quick pairing tips to make your Easter celebration even more special!🍷🐰 We are open today until 6pm!
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🍖Ham goes awesome with our Dry Riesling or Dry Gewurztraminer... look for dry, bright and fruit forward wines. 
🐑 If lamb is on the menu,  pair it with our Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc, or even our Ragaire Rosé if your feeling like lighter wine.
🥚Eating deviled eggs? Try our Pinot Grigio or Gewurztraminer/pinot gris blend.
🥔 Twice baked potatoes, scalloped  potatoes or mash potatoes on the menu? Try pairing with our dry Unoaked Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
Enjoy!!! Happy wine hunting! 🍷🐰

Discounts, VIP events, complimentary tastings, pre-release and library wines...all reasons to join our wine club, Rove Nation! We will be having a private club pick-up party April 26th from 6-8pm with live music Chris Smith! Not a member? Don't fret, there is still time to join 😘 🍷
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Discounts, VIP events, complimentary tastings, pre-release and library wines...all reasons to join our wine club, Rove Nation! We will be having a private club pick-up party April 26th from 6-8pm with live music Chris Smith! Not a member? Dont fret, there is still time to join 😘 🍷 
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We sure have missed Levi Britton Music playing at Rove this winter. Thankfully Levi is feeling much better these days and will be playing THIS Friday from 5-8 pm!
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Stop in and hear the big guy yourself! #Friyay Happy Hour specials all day! Perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend.
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#friyayvibes #livemusic #music #local #localappreciation #happyhour #wineandmusic #friday #levibritton #traversecity #highestpoint #roveestate
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We sure have missed Levi Britton Music playing at Rove this winter. Thankfully Levi is feeling much better these days and will be playing THIS Friday from 5-8 pm! 
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Stop in and hear the big guy yourself! #Friyay Happy Hour specials all day! Perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. 
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#friyayvibes #livemusic #music #local #localappreciation #happyhour #wineandmusic #friday #levibritton #traversecity #highestpoint #roveestate

6 days ago

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Make sure you get your tickets for Rosé all May! The perfect way to celebrate Michigan Wine month and kick off Traverse City Uncorked. Tickets will be available in our tasting room starting May 1st. 🙌🏼💗Did you know that Rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods? Be sure to get out during the month of May for our Rosé all May event! Get details and tickets at www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/ #roseallmay #leelanauwine ... See MoreSee Less

Make sure you get your tickets for Rosé all May! The perfect way to celebrate Michigan Wine month and kick off Traverse City Uncorked. Tickets will be available in our tasting room starting May 1st. 🙌🏼💗

 

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Wishing a very happy birthday to our owner Creighton! 35 years young today!
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"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door! Happy birthday!"
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Wishing a very happy birthday to our owner Creighton! 35 years young today! 
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May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door! Happy birthday! 
-Irish Birthday Blessing 
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#birthday #birthdayboy #wine #pictureoftheday #thirtyfive #milestone #aginglikefinewine #happybirthday #irishblessing #cheers #sundayfunday #roveestate

 

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Happy Birthday Creighton!!! 🍷🥂🍾

Happy birthday Creighton, hope it’s a wonderful day! You share a birthday with a fellow Irishman, my husband, Mike Sullivan!

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Creighton!!! 🍷🥂🍾

Happy birthday creighton

Happy Birthday 🎉🎈

Happy birthday Creighton!

Happy Birthday Creighton!!

Happy Birthday Creighton Shaine!

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