Bold Rock Hard Cider Announces Opening of New Taproom

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Newly Constructed Cider Barn Open to the Public on Monday, September 22

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On Bold Rock’s 50-acre property and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, guests can eat from a menu of local, farm-fresh food and enjoy handcrafted, locally produced cider in a scenic, family-friendly setting.

Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced the opening date of its brand new Cider Barn. The just completed hilltop taproom and cidery, located in the scenic mountain countryside of Nelson County, Virginia, will be a showcase destination for the emerging craft cider producer.

Visitors to the cidery will recognize the Shenandoah barn-style building from the picture on the company’s cider bottles. It was the vision of Bold Rock founders, who drew the initial sketch, and it’s been carried out with precise attention to detail. The inside of the $4 million facility features a gorgeous combination of rustic reclaimed wood and handmade brick including 3 dramatic fireplaces and 600 native oak beams. A particularly stunning 150-year-old, 6,000-pound beam is engraved with the Bold Rock motto: “Be Bold. Tread Lightly. Make It Happen.”

All comers can now fully see where it all happens. The main tasting room and taproom sits next to the Bold Rock production and bottling facility, separated only by a huge glass window so guests can view the cider-making process. “We want people to see how cider is made,” says co-founder Brian Shanks.

“This building provides a very interesting hard cider education experience,” adds co-founder John Washburn. “It’s also a distinctively special place where people can drink in the scenery.”

Enjoying Bold Rock cider at the taproom will indeed be a full experience. A large rear terrace built with a stage area for live music—overlooks the Rockfish River, as well as plenty of open green space for enjoying the rolling farmland on Bold Rock’s 50-acre property and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can eat from a menu of local, farm-fresh food and enjoy handcrafted, locally produced cider in a gloriously pastoral, family-friendly setting.

Bold Rock is one of the fastest growing cider companies on the East Coast. Headquartered in Nellysford, and located just minutes from their providing orchards, Bold Rock produces numerous award-winning hard ciders. As Virginia’s largest winery, the company is quickly ramping up distribution across the region, now delivering across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through North Carolina.

The Cider Barn will be open seven day a week, from 11am-6pm.

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Ashely Schneider
Bold Rock Hard Cider
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