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Sip Cider with a View at Bold Rock

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

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Wineries and breweries may be all the rage in the Charlottesville area, but did you know that there are also several cideries in Central Virginia? You may be used to seeing Bold Rock bottles in grocery stores or on tap at local bars, but Bold Rock actually has their headquarters in Nellysford, Virginia, just under an hour drive from Charlottesville.

The ‘Chapel of Apple’

Bold Rock’s main location is a beautiful barn overlooking the Rockfish River, also known as the ‘Chapel of Apple.’ Once you’ve parked, you’ll have to walk up quite a few stairs or up a long ramp to get to the barn. Not only is the barn immaculate inside with plenty of seating, there is also plenty of outdoor seating. Sip cider on an Adirondack chair next to the stone fire pit they have out back. Whether you dine indoor or outdoor, you’ll enjoy the view of the mountains and the river.

Events at Bold Rock

Throughout the year, Bold Rock Cidery hosts several fun events. Offering live music, cocktail release parties, steal the glass events, and even races, there’s always something going on at the barn. If you’re looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day, they even have a Steal the Pint Night where you can take home a free glass with drink purchase. The event will be February 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will also feature live music from Tara Mills Music.

Food & Beverage

Bold Rock is known for their delicious ciders in an abundance of flavors. From Ginger Turmeric, to Blackberry, Bold Rock loves putting a unique twist on their ciders. Don’t worry, not all the cider at Bold Rock is sweet. For those that prefer a dryer cider, there are plenty of options for you! In addition to their wide cider selection, Bold Rock has great food. Be sure to try their brunch for the best tater tots and cider-based mimosas you’ve ever tried.

Take a day trip out to Nellysford and spend the day at Bold Rock Hard Cider. Walk by the river, drink some cider, and have a fun time!

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