Bold Rock Cidery & Brew Pub

Physical Address
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
Nellysford, VA 22958
Lindsay Dorrier

484dea2e-e40e-450f-b481-aac19a44d6aaOur cidery in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains is open daily for tours, tastings and hard cider to go. You are welcome to picnic with our ciders on the deck or down by the river.

Our tastings are for anyone 21 or over. We have sparkling sweet cider for others. Tastings feature 6 ciders on draft:  2 draft ciders are free of charge, with a small additional charge for a tasting flight of the other 4 draft ciders.  At our service bar you can get Bold Rock by the glass or longneck bottle and order food from our menu of light appetizers. You are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy inside or out on our decks and terraces.

From cider history to modern production, you’ll see how tradition and technology come together in Bold Rock’s working cidery. See where we crush apples, ferment and bottle our hard ciders. We enjoy showing folks around our cidery and love talking about cider. There’s a good chance you’ll run into one of our friendly founders, John or Brian, so feel free to say hello. You’re also welcome to take a self-guided tour of our production facility and watch the bottling process or visit our Cider Museum for a tour of cider facts and artifacts.

In our shop you’ll find logo glassware and other Bold Rock wearable goods.  Also available are six-packs, cases, and growlers of hard cider To Go. (They are for consumption off-site only.)


Meeting Space: The Bold Rock Room and Tasting Bar Our main room is a beautiful open space with a handmade brick fireplace, 34' high vaulted ceiling, and oak timber beams. It connects to our tasting room, which also has a handmade brick fireplace, a massive timber beam, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall looking into the cidery's vats and bottling line. Step outdoors onto our decks and enjoy spectacular views of the Rockfish Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. These spaces are available for private use after business hours from 6:30 pm -11:30 pm The Rockfish River Room This private side room with windows facing the river is perfect for smaller gatherings during our business hours Mondays through Thursdays. The Bold Rock Field Our field may also be rented for larger events. Available any day of the week from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm • Main Room- 47 seating capacity • Conference Room- 20 seating capacity • Tasting Room- estimated 30-40 standing capacity • Terraces/Fire Pit- 74 seating capacity • Field Area- estimated 500 standing capacity
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