MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Building a new cider company from the ground up with a vision for hard cider to regain its rightful place as the #1 alcoholic beverage in America—that’s bold.
Using reclaimed materials in our new construction, giving apple pomace left after juicing to a local pig farmer, and raising money for the Rockfish Valley Foundation are some of the ways that we tread lightly.
Bold Rock can now be found in VA, MD, WV, DC, and parts of NC and PA. We partner with our wonderful distributors and great retailers to make it happen.
Our bold cider makers crush apples from local Virginia orchards to create crisp and refreshing Virginia Apple.
The fresh green apple taste of Granny Smith comes through in every sip!
Our expert cider makers craft a broad blend of apples from local Virginia orchards to create this distinctive hard cider with rich complexity and superb drinkability.
Tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers, smooth and mellow Virginia Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.
Our bold cider makers crush apples from local North Carolina orchards to create crisp and refreshing Carolina Apple.
Our expert cider makers craft a broad blend of apples from North Carolina to create this distinctive hard cider with rich complexity and superb drinkability.
Tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers, smooth and mellow Carolina Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.
Our bold cider makers skillfully blend New Zealand pears and local apples from the Blue Ridge Mountains to create Bold Rock Pear.
This refreshingly delicious pear cider is interestingly complex and superbly drinkable.
Vat No. 1
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a cidery overlooking the Rockfish River, we carefully create this custom blend of apples for a premium hard cider with a rounded, full-bodied apple taste. Rich, golden and beautifully effervescent, Bold Rock Vat No. 1 is off-dry and exceptionally well-balanced, bringing out the very best in Virginia apples.
Our cidery in the Blue Ridge Mountains crafts this custom blend of apples to give this premium hard cider its rounded, full-bodied apple taste. Complex and smooth with a dry finish, Vintage Dry is exceptionally well-balanced, bringing out the very best in Virginia apples.
We’re open for sales, tours and tastings seven days a week from 11am to 6pm.
In our shop you'll find logo glassware and other groovy goods to remember your visit to Bold Rock. Make a BOLD fashion statement with our logo t-shirts, caps and other wearables. Our shop has six-packs, cases, and growlers of hard cider To Go. (They are for consumption off-site only.)
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.
Tastings & Menu
Our tastings are free for anyone 21 or over. We have sparkling sweet cider for others. 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 our out on our decks and terraces.