Nellysford Cider Barn

Located in bucolic Nelson County near Nellysford, Virginia, the flagship Bold Rock Cider Barn opened in August 2014 and represents our headquarters, center of operations and primary cider production facility. The ‘Chapel of Apple’ as it is affectionately known is a beautifully rustic timber frame barn overlooking the Rockfish River that utilizes locally sourced apples crushed and crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains to create our award winning cider. Our patio offers expansive views of the Rockfish Valley while the interior of the Cider Barn exudes comfort and hospitality.

Our Cider Barn offers complimentary daily tastings and tours as well as pints, flights, delicious food, merchandise and cider to go for purchase. Trace the history of cider making in the United States in our Cider Museum as you enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the cider bottling line. The Nellysford Cider Barn and surrounding property on which it is located is available for private rental, and we enthusiastically welcome weddings, business retreats, holiday parties, fundraisers and other similar gatherings.

Private Events at Bold Rock

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.

The Bold Rock Room is the perfect location for a 120-person seated dinner or up to 200-attendee standing-room-only reception. The Bold Rock Room offers easy access to our industrial kitchen and provides bathrooms within close proximity. Contact us today to discuss your wedding, rehearsal dinner, fundraiser, anniversary or nearly any other event you can think of!

Available Monday – Thursday and Sunday, 6:30 PM – 11 PM, and Friday/Saturday, 7 PM – 11:30 PM.

The Rockfish River Room

This private side room with windows facing the river is perfect for your next business retreat or mid-day meeting. Complete with a projector/screen for multimedia presentations, the Rockfish River Room can comfortably seat up to 25. Our kitchen can provide sandwiches and appetizers upon request.

Available Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM.

The Bold Rock Meadow

The possibilities are limitless with our Bold Rock Meadow. We partner with proven tenting providers to ensure you have the perfect setting for a truly special large event. Capacities range from 50-500+.

Available Monday – Sunday, 11 AM – 11 PM.

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Cidery Visitor Attractions

Nelson County is a great place for a ski holiday, romantic weekend away, day of golf or mid-week escape. Here are links for some activities, sights and events nearby.

Virginia Tourism Site
Microbrewery Trail
Live Theatre
Scenic Sights and Drives
Nelson County – A great site for current Nelson County events, lodging, orchards, bike routes, hikes, golf, horse riding, petting farm, fish hatchery
Wine Trails
Wintergreen Resort – All season resort events, sports, spa
Farmers’ Market – Sat. 8 am to noon May – Oct
Bird/Walking Trail South of Cidery on River
Hikes in Nelson County
Scenic Waterfall/Hike
Bicycle Tours
ATV Trails
Rockfish Valley Community Center

Visit Us

1020 Rockfish Valley Highway (Rt. 151)
Nellysford, VA 22958
(434) 361-1030
Daily Tap Room Hours
Mon-Thu & Sun: 11 AM – 6 PM
Fri/Sat: 11 AM – 8 PM
**Please note that our Nellysford Cider Barn occasionally closes at 6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays for private events, check our events calendar or call ahead for the most up to date list of early closures.**
Our Feed Room prepares delicious sandwiches and appetizers daily,
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Upcoming Events