Mills River Cidery

The newest addition to our facility portfolio is the Mills River Cidery, which opened in October 2015 and is nestled in some of North Carolina’s most fertile farm land just minutes away from Asheville. Our Mills River Cidery offers complimentary daily tours and tastings and features an expansive tasting room with overhead views of the bottling line. Relax on our patio as you enjoy one of 8 award-winning varieties of Bold Rock Hard Cider. The Mills River Cidery has significantly expanded our cider production capacity and utilizes apples native to North Carolina to produce our local blends of Carolina Apple and Carolina Draft.

Private Events at Bold Rock

Mills River Tap Room & Patio

Host your next private event at a truly unique setting – the Bold Rock Mills River Tap Room! Our Mills River Tap Room runs the length of the industrial-chic building, offering expansive views of the bottling line from our Tasting Bar observation deck and ample space to spread out and have fun. Bathrooms are conveniently located near the Tasting Bar, and if it’s warm outside make use of our patio. Outside caterers are welcome and encouraged.

The Mills River Tap Room can accommodate 100+ attendees and is the perfect spot for your next cocktail party, company function, fundraiser or birthday party. Available for private use after business hours from 6:30 PM -11:30 PM. For more information regarding rates & availability, please email:

Cidery Visitor Attractions

The Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room at Mills River is a stone’s throw away from the brewery capital of the East – Asheville, NC! After tasting one of our delicious award-winning hard cider varieties and witnessing cider production first hand, go out and explore the vibrant culture and unique landscape surrounding our new North Carolina outpost. Here are a few links to get you started.

Local Attractions
Sierra Nevada at Mills River
Wicked Weed Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard
Carl Sandburg Home
Green River Adventures
Mills River Brewery
Sanctuary Brewery
Blue Ridge Parkway
Zen Tubing
Biltmore Estate
NC Arboretum
Asheville Botanical Gardens
New Belgium Brewery

The Orange Peel
Flat Rock Playhouse
The Grey Eagle
U.S. Cellular Center
Diana Wortham Theatre
LaZoom Tours

The Grove Park Inn
Tiffany Hill B&B
Mountain Inn and Suites
Inn on Church
Melange B&B
Aloft Asheville Downtown
Grand Bohemian Hotel

Visit Us

72 School House Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 595-9941
Tap Room Hours
Mon-Thu: 2 PM – 9 PM
Fri/Sat: 12 PM – 10 PM
Sun: 12 PM – 9 PM
Feed Trailer Hours
Mon: Closed
Tue-Thu: 5 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri-Sun: 12 PM – 8:30 PM

Upcoming Events