Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery
Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery has quickly become one of our favorite stops for many reasons. Whether it’s the award-winning wines, the view of the gorgeous countryside from the tasting room, the highest elevation in Leelanau County found after a short walk along the Rove Point Trail, or their love, passion, and dedication for the area dating back 5 generations, Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery is a must stop on your next visit to Northern Michigan!
The location is the perfect stop when driving to or from Sleep Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for the day. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City and located right off M72, you cant miss the adorable white tasting room perched on the hilltop.
Unless you have a drone or a professional photographer, pictures of Rove Estate don’t really do this view justice. But trust us when we say the view of the countryside “just keeps going” and it’s one you won’t want to miss from their tasting room or outdoor patio.
The Award Winning Wine at Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery
Our personal favorites at the last tasting were the 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay Estate, Gewurztraminer Estate, and Cabernet Franc Estate but they are all wonderful and you have the opportunity to try 20 different types, including 2 hard ciders. In just the past few months they have released ten new types of wine for you to try so if you were there last year it is definitely worth another visit!
Summer Music Series at Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery
Every Friday (rain or shine) Rove Estate hosts live music on their patio during the summer. Enjoy $6 glasses of wine and $2 off flights of wine for the Friday night happy hour all while listening to some awesome local tunes!
Rove Point Trail
As if you needed another reason to visit, they also have their own trail located right behind the tasting room. Pack a lunch and make your way up to the highest point in Leelanau County to see a beautiful view of the Gallagher Farm and Market from up above.
It’s just a quick and easy ten-minute walk up to this point and the markings and trail are very easy to follow.
Here is the view of Gallagher Family Farm and Market, we definitely recommend stopping for some fresh fruit and veggies and ice cream on your way back to Traverse City.
Bring a lunch or snack and enjoy them at the picnic table that’s up here as well!
After you’re done enjoying the beautiful view simply follow the trail and posts back to the tasting room.
Join The Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery Wine Club
Rove Estate has a pretty awesome wine club featuring free tastings upon visits to the tasting room, exclusive events and of course cases of wine! To learn more about their Wine Club click HERE.
How do I get to Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery?
Here is the best part! Don’t worry about driving to the winery, call us! We will pick you up from your Traverse City area hotel or rental 7 days a week. Then we will drive you up to Rove Estate to enjoy their wonderful wine and views.