Bold Rock Releases Premium Dry Cider, New Chiles Peach Orchard Location & More

by / Wednesday, 06 April 2016 / Published in Bold Rock Hard Cider

Bold Rock Premium Dry Released on Draft
Now Available in Bold Rock Tap Rooms, Heading to Bottle in June 2016

Bold Rock is pleased to announce the release of a crisp new addition to our line of hard ciders  Premium Dry – currently available on tap at our Nellysford Cider Barn, Mills River Cidery & Tap Room, and Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard!

Premium Dry is a crisp and refreshing blend that balances sweetness, acidity and tannic quality to create pronounced character and flavor with an off-dry finish. Premium Dry should be a fan favorite amongst Bold Rockers who prefer a dryer cider and fits nicely in-between our flagship and Crimson Ridge ciders at 6% ABV.

Premium Dry will be heading to 12 oz. bottle in June 2016, stay tuned to our social media and website for the most up to date information regarding a specific production date and Tap Room bottle release parties to celebrate the occasion!

Chiles Peach Orchard Location Announced
Hard Cider Cellar Coming to Crozet, VA
Bold Rock is pleased to announce a new seasonal location – the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard! Similar to the Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard, this new location will feature beautiful views, pints, flights, cider-to-go, and only the freshest peaches, strawberries, blueberries and apples when in season. Chiles Peach Orchard also hosts numerous great events throughout the season including a twice-monthly Pancake Breakfast and monthly Wine & Design evenings.

The Hard Cider Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard is still under construction but the fruit is quickly ripening and we will be ready to serve cold hard cider to the Crozet community and beyond in late April/early May. Check Bold Rock social media regularly for the most up to date information on the exact opening date of the newest addition to our Bold Rock family. The Chiles Peach Orchard will be open to the public on April 22, 2016.

Coming Soon!
Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Rd.

Crozet, VA 22932

8th Annual RVF Kite Festival this Sunday
Bold Rock(fish) River Duck Race on Tap!
Join the Rockfish Valley Foundation & Bold Rock in celebrating kites of all sizes and styles this Sunday, April 10 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the 8th Annual RVF Kite Festival & Bold Rock(fish) River Duck Race! The festivities will take place at our Bold Rock Field, accessed from Rt. 627 (Glenthorne Loop) in Nellysford, VA.

Programming includes free kites for the first 400 children compliments of Life’s A Breeze Kite Store, a professional kite demonstration, live music from Kim and Jimbo Cary, magician Brian Spence, face painting, food options and the much anticipated Bold Rock(fish) River Duck Race at 1 PM!

Purchase your yellow duck for a $5 donation at the Bold Rock tent adjacent to the kite demonstration field to raise money for the Rockfish Valley Foundation and watch the entire flock race down the South Fork of the Rockfish River at 1 PM! The first 3 ducks to reach the Glenthorne Loop Bridge and their patrons receive cash prizes but even if you don’t win, don’t worry – all donations are 100% tax de”duck”tible!

For more information, contact the Rockfish Valley Foundation at or call (434) 226-0446. We’ll see you on Sunday!

Join the Bold Rock Mountain Bike Club
for Group Fun & Adventure Sports
Inaugural Ride Scheduled for April 10!
Join the Bold Rock Mountain Bike Club’s inaugural group ride on April 10 to meet the team and embark on a bold mountain biking journey! The inaugural ride will start at the Bold Rock Cider Barn’s parking lot in Nellysford, VA at 10 AM. The ride will be no-drop on a grassy trail and nearby single track. Participants in the inaugural ride will receive a discount voucher to use at the Cidery following the ride.

Bold Rock bike jerseys will also soon be available at Bold Rock retail centers throughout the region. Purchase a Bold Rock bike jersey and receive the 2016 Be Bold Card. The card offers a 15% discount at any Bold Rock Cidery as well as partner discounts in VA and NC.

Bold Rock will sponsor many more Mountain Biking related activities throughout 2016 including the Virginia Off-Road Series Conquer the Hill endurance race on April 16 at Miller School of Albemarle. Chill out with Bold Rock at the Hard Cider Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard following and enjoy a great view of Charlottesville, refreshing Bold Rock Hard Cider and SWAG prizes for race winners. Register for Conquer the Hill at

Bold Rock Buddies Day in Mills River
Thursday, April 14 :: 4 PM – 7 PM
What more could you want than sharing a Bold Rock Hard Cider with your furry friend? Bring yourself and your dogs to join us for our first Bold Rock Buddies Night in Mills River on Thursday, April 14 from 4 PM – 7 PM.

This night specially designed for dogs and their owners is all about enjoying a crisp, delicious cider while your best buddy enjoys complimentary biscuits and gets to hang out with other furriends! Owners get a special perk for joining. Wagging tails encouraged.

(Note: Though we love all dogs, please bring your pup ONLY if they are dog, children and people friendly and dogs must remain on leash at ALL times).

Hard Cider Cellar at Carter Mountain Now Open Daily
Monday – Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
The Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard is open for the 2016 Season! The Cellar features eight ciders on tap, growlers to fill, pints and a bevy of Bold Rock SWAG in stock. Play cornhole on the lawn and “Drink in the Scenery.” Carter Mountain Orchard is known to provide the best views in Charlottesville and the Bold Rock Cellar provides the experience.

This season, the Cellar will be showcasing two Bold Rock flight options. Our new Premium Flight includes Vintage Dry, Vat No. 1, Premium Dry, a Seasonal selection (currently Honeydew) and the popular IPA. Our Flagship Flight includes Virginia Apple, Virginia Draft, Pear, as well as our current Seasonal selection and IPA.

The popular Thursday Evening Sunset Series will start on May 12 at 5:30 PM, featuring live music from the Local Vocals, and will continue every Thursday through September 24. A complete schedule here.

Bold Rock will partner with the Virginia Film Festival to bring you cinematic fun throughout the Summer as a part of the Moonlight Movies Series at Carter Mountain. More information to come regarding specific dates and film titles. This series will also feature alternating dates at the Ix Art Park in Downtown Charlottesville.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on Bold Rock/Carter Mountain Orchard programming!

The BAR Outreach Project and OurVOICE
April Fundraiser for National Sexual Assault Awareness
Join Bold Rock Hard Cider and OurVOICE in assisting the women and men of Western North Carolina for the entire month of April. OurVOICE is a Western NC based non-profit which provides counseling, crisis mediation, sexual assault prevention and education services to a number of local persons affected by these problems. Asheville and Mills River area breweries and cideries will be teaming up with OurVOICE throughout the month of April to bring awareness to these issues through the BAR Outreach Project.

You can help too! When you purchase a Pear Cider in Mills River for the month of April, $1 of your purchase will go to this much-needed cause. Come learn more about what you can do, and how you can contribute, on Saturday, April 16. Stop by OurVOICE’s informational table to learn about volunteering opportunities, events, and how you can help those in need. Bold Rock will be donating 10% of the day’s sales to OurVOICE and we will do our part to help those affected by sexual assault!

Show us your shots of our hard cider on BOLD adventures and one lucky Bold Rocker will receive a free T-Shirt plus widespread glory and recognition from your friends at BR.

Thanks to @gabriellevonheyking for the support!


04/07/16 – 622 North Tap Takeover (6 PM) – 622 North (Blacksburg, VA)
04/08/16 – Pure Eats Tap Takeover (6 PM) – Pure Eats (Lexington, VA)
04/09/16 – BE BOLD 4 Miler (9 AM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/09/16 – Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest (10 AM – 5 PM) – Windsor Castle Park (Smithfield, VA)
04/09/16 – Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting (11 AM – 5 PM) – Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (Forest, VA)
04/10/16 – Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival (11 AM – 3 PM) – Bold Rock Field/Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/10/16 – Paulo Franco (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/12/16 – Margarita’s Tap Takeover (6 PM) – Margarita’s Taste of Mexico (Nellysford, VA)
04/12/16 – Beamer’s 25 Tap Takeover (7 PM) – Beamer’s 25 (Roanoke, VA)
04/14/16 – The Biltmore Tap Takeover (7 PM) – The Biltmore (Charlottesville, VA)
04/14-16/16 – Leesburg Flower & Garden Show (10 AM – 5 PM) – West Market Street Wine & Beer Garden (Leesburg, VA)
04/16/16 – The Tide’s Taste of Spring (11 AM – 5 PM) Tide’s Inn (Irvington, VA)
04/16/16 – Fredericksburg Brewfest (11 AM – 6 PM) – Fredericksburg Fairgrounds (Fredericksburg, VA)
04/16/16 – Downtown Chili Showdown & Brew HaHa (11:30 AM – 4:30 PM) – Main Street Arena (Charlottesville, VA)
04/17/16 – Central VA Blues Society Jam (1 PM – 4 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/20/16 – Marty’s Grill Tap Takeover (5 PM) – Marty’s Grill (Mechanicsville, VA)
04/21/16 – Bottle Tasting Event (6 PM) – Travinia Italian Kitchen (Charlottesville, VA)
04/23/16 – Phoebus Spring Fling (10 AM – 5 PM) – Monitor Lodge (Hampton, VA)
04/23/16 – Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (11 AM – 6 PM) – Old Town Winchester (Winchester, VA)
04/23/16 – COVA BeerFest & Food Truck Rodeo (12 PM – 6 PM) – Military Aviation Museum (Virginia Beach, VA)
04/23/16 – Gina Sobel (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/24/16 – Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival (12 PM – 5 PM) – Williamsburg Public Library (Williamsburg, VA)
04/24/16 – Kendall Street Company (1 PM – 4:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/25/16 – Park Lane Tavern Steal The Pint Night (6 PM) – Park Lane Tavern (Hampton, VA)
04/25/16 – Capital Ale House Tap Takeover (6 PM) – Capital Ale House (Harrisonburg, VA)
04/27/16 – Cider Tasting Event (6 PM) – Firefly (Charlottesville, VA)

04/30/16 – Apocalypse Ale Works Beer & BBQ Festival (All Day) – Apocalypse Ale Works (Forest, VA)
04/30/16 – Spring Foxfield Races (9 AM – 5 PM) – Foxfield (Charlottesville, VA)
04/30/16 – Blacksburg Fork & Cork (12 PM – 5 PM) – VT Corporate Research Center (Blacksburg, VA)
04/30/16 – Gnarly Hops Beer Festival (12 PM – 6 PM) – Downtown Culpeper (Culpeper, VA)
04/30/16 – Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (3 PM) – Turner Pavilion & Park (Harrisonburg, VA)

North Carolina
04/07/16 – Team Trivia Night (6 PM – 8 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/08-10/16 –
Sampling at Durham Bulls Stadium (All Day) – Durham Bulls Stadium (Durham, NC)
04/09/16 – Beer & Bacon Fest (12 PM – 6 PM) – Booth Amphitheater (Cary, NC)
04/09/16 – Morehead Beer & Wine Festival (12 PM) – Morehead City Civic Center (Morehead City, NC)
04/10/16 – Carver & Carmody (4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/10/16 – Bull City Food & Beer Experience (4 PM – 8 PM) – Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC)
04/14/16 – Bold Rock Buddies Night (4 PM – 7 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/16/16 – NC ‘Cuegrass Festival (12 PM – 6 PM) – Warehouse District (Raleigh, NC)
04/16/16 – Moo & Brew Craft Beer & Burger Festival (12:30 PM) – AvidXchange Music Farm (Charlotte, NC)

04/16/16 – Three Eagles Beer Festival (1 PM – 6 PM) – Cornerstone Commons (Goldsboro, NC)
04/16/16 – Hickory Hops Brewer’s Festival (1 PM – 6 PM) – Downtown Hickory (Hickory, NC)
04/16/16 – Battle Of The Taps (6 PM) – Real McCoy’s (Wake Forest, NC)
04/17/16 – The DUBBER (4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/19/16 – Bottle Rev Tasting Event (6 PM) – Lakeboone Bottle Revolution (Raleigh, NC)
04/23/16 – Mimi’s Mixes Pastry and Cider Pairing (2 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)

04/23/16 – Brews & Bubbles (7 PM – 10 PM) – Greensboro Science Center (Greensboro, NC)
04/24/16 – Rob Sine Duo (4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/29/16 – Teacher Appreciation Night (4 PM – 8 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
04/30/16 – Carolina Brewfest (12 PM – 6 PM) – Mendenhall Transportation Terminal (High Point, NC)

South Carolina
04/30/16 – South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (11 AM – 7 PM) – South Carolina State Fair (Columbia, SC)

04/25/16 – West End Grill Pint Night (6 PM) – West End Grill (Annapolis, MD)

Washington DC

04/16/16 – DC Beer Festival (12 PM – 8 PM) – National’s Park (Washington, DC)

04/30/16 – McCoole’s Beer Festival (12:30 PM – 5 PM) – McCoole’s Arts & Events (Quakertown, PA)

Buy SWAG Online Today!
Visit our Web Store to purchase SWAG for shipment throughout the country! The merchandise line includes long and short sleeve T-shirts, hats, hoodies, koozies and glassware. Happy shopping in 2016!
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Nellysford Cider Barn
1020 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958
Phone: (434) 361-1030
Monday-Thursday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday/Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM

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Mills River Cidery & Tap Room
72 School House Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone: (828) 595-9940
Monday-Thursday: 12 PM – 7 PM

Friday/Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM

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Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 982-8942

Monday-Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Rd.
Crozet, VA 22932
Phone: (434) 823-1583

TBD – Coming Soon!

Book Your Private Event Today
Each of our beautiful facilities is available for private rental. Perfect for a wedding, birthday, reunion, holiday party, and just about any other function you can think of. Inquire today for rates and availability.
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Phone: (434) 964-6764
Lodging Partners
Bold Rock is excited to partner with the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill to offer exclusive discounted rates to Bold Rockers visiting the Mills River/Asheville region! Located just 5 minutes from our Mills River Cidery, the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill extends 15% off new reservations if you mention Bold Rock and guest amenities include complimentary WiFi, free parking, keyless entry, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary snacks and beverages. Enjoy the finest in Southern Hospitality when you stay with the B & B on Tiffany Hill!

Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Phone: (828) 290-6080

Our mailing address is:
Bold Rock Hard Cider
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA 22958





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