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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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Planning a #TraverseCity wine tour? Rove Estate is a must stop! Family owned. Small batch artisan winery, with vista views that we guarantee will leave a permanent impression in your vacation memory bank. ... See MoreSee Less

Planning a #TraverseCity wine tour? Rove Estate is a must stop! Family owned. Small batch artisan winery, with vista views that we guarantee will leave a permanent impression in your vacation memory bank.Image attachment

 

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The charcuterie is just as amazing as the wine!

such a beautiful place

I can vouch for that 🥂☝🏻🙋🏼‍♀️🍷

Happy Father's Day to Creighton and all of the other Dads out there! We appreciate you and think you deserve an extra glass of wine! 😘🍷❤ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Fathers Day to Creighton and all of the other Dads out there! We appreciate you and think you deserve an extra glass of wine! 😘🍷❤

 

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Happy Father's day shaine! You are the best father!😘

First #SundayFunday of summer! 🙌
Live music by Chris Smith from 2-4pm w/ happy hour specials all day!
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First #SundayFunday of summer! 🙌
Live music by Chris Smith from 2-4pm w/ happy hour specials all day!

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