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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 Vineyard & Winery
7007 East Traverse Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-421-7001

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Saturday October 20th, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

In Michigan, it's snowing while we harvest our Cabernet Franc today! Stop in and enjoy the colors inside or from our heated covered deck! Our warm spiked harvest cider, is the perfect pairing for a day like today.
$2 off all flights from 5-9pm too. 🍷🍁❄
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#fallcolors #harvest2018 #cabernetfranc #warmspikedcider #vineyard #snowtober #happyhour #highestpoint #saturday #wine #puremichigan #roveestate
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In Michigan, its snowing while we harvest our Cabernet Franc today! Stop in and enjoy the colors inside or from our heated covered deck! Our warm spiked harvest cider, is the perfect pairing for a day like today. 
$2 off all flights from 5-9pm too. 🍷🍁❄
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#fallcolors #harvest2018 #cabernetfranc #warmspikedcider #vineyard #snowtober #happyhour #highestpoint #saturday #wine #puremichigan #roveestate

 

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Is that picture from today?

Does the snow affect the grapes that are still hanging, or the harvest process?

Wow! It wasn’t like that in TC today.

Gerry Vigus Chris Downey Brian Vigus John Downey look at it now up there! Tim Martin

Jeanine Bobenmoyer

Ice wine!

70 out here today at Cecil's and Bridget's. will send some

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Friday October 19th, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

We are #FALLinginlove with these colors! The #highestpoint never disappoints, even if it's a little dreary outside. We are open until 9pm Friday & Saturday, happy hour specials all weekend!
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#friyayvibes #fall #fallcolors #wine #cider #highestpoint #puremichigan #lpwines #traversewinecoast #happyhour #weekendvibes #leafpeepers #roveestate
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We are #FALLinginlove with these colors! The #highestpoint never disappoints, even if its a little dreary outside. We are open until 9pm Friday & Saturday,  happy hour specials all weekend!
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#friyayvibes #fall #fallcolors #wine #cider #highestpoint #puremichigan #lpwines #traversewinecoast  #happyhour #weekendvibes #leafpeepers #roveestate

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 - 5:38 pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

A huge shoutout to Wine Destinations for taking a trip to the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula! 🍷 Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you in the tasting room again soon! 😊It all starts in the vineyard! 🍇🍷
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Pic cred: @WineDestinations
Destination: @RoveEstate

Our first impression of Michigan wine, during our trip to Leelanau, was Rove Estate’s wines. Talk about great first impressions! Rove Estate is the vision of husband and wife team, Creighton and McKenzie Gallagher. Creighton, who grew up working his family cherry farm, is now following his and McKenzie’s dream of making wine. They purchased and converted 15 acres of the farm to vines with more plantings on the way. He is holding on to his farming roots as the vineyard manager, while McKenzie handles the tasting room and the front of the house. They both handle many of the other duties that come along with being winery owners, while finding time to raise 4 little ones. They are young, full of energy and welcoming people.
Walking the vineyard with them, you could sense the pride and commitment they have to making world class Estate wines. As you can imagine from somebody that grew up as a farmer the vineyard is meticulously cared for and the attention to detail was evident. This commitment to the land is certainly reflected in their wines. This 2016 Pinot Noir, which we ended up bringing home, is fruit forward and full of life. Hints of cherries and vanilla stood out along with a nice smooth finish.
This is a winery that is making some really good wines and has a bright future ahead. The Gallagher’s get it and we are looking forward to following their journey while drinking their wines!
Cheers! 🍷
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A huge shoutout to Wine Destinations for taking a trip to the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula! 🍷 Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you in the tasting room again soon! 😊Image attachment

 

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Thanks for the amazing hospitality during our visit! You can count on it that you will see us in the tasting room again! 😀🍷 #WineDestinations

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