New Honeydew Seasonal Cider Announced, More March Happenings!

by / Friday, 04 March 2016 / Published in Bold Rock Hard Cider

New Honeydew Seasonal Announced!
Celebrate the Release on March 16th in Nellysford
and March 18th in Mills River

Our Cider Makers have been busy at work crafting the next exciting variety of Bold Rock Hard Cider and we are pleased to announce our Spring Seasonal – Honeydew Cider – available for purchase on draft or in bottle at our Nellysford Cider Barn on March 16th and Mills River Cidery & Tap Room on March 18th! Honeydew will be on shelves throughout the region shortly thereafter, inquire with your local retailer regarding arrival dates!

Honeydew is a refreshing cider blend utilizing locally sourced apples with a hint of melon on the finish. This hard cider will be perfect for sipping on the patio as we usher in warm temperatures or cooling off after a long hike. Honeydew is heading straight to bottle but will only be around for a limited time so grab this seasonal release while you can!

Be Bold Weekend Is Here!
3 Days of Bold Adventures at Wintergreen Resort
– March 4-6, 2016 –
The weather is perfect and the wait is over, join Bold Rock for the Be Bold Weekend at Wintergreen Resort for 3 days of winter fun starting this Friday!
– Friday, March 4 –
The weekend kicks off tonight after a winter sports fueled day of fun with a Steal The Pint Night at The Edge Restaurant featuring four Bold Rock Ciders on tap and live music from Downbeat Switch. The festivities start at 7 PM.
– Saturday, March 5 –
Follow up Friday evening with a full day of excitement on Saturday, March 5 featuring the much anticipated Double Cross Terrain Park Races! Registration continues through day of race and fun prize packages from Freestyle Sports and Bold Rock will be awarded to top finishers. Bold Rock will be front and center on the Blue Ridge Terrace so swing by to sip on a cider and enter raffles throughout the day. Food and beverages from Wintergreen Resort will also be available. End the day with another evening of fun at The Edge Restaurant featuring more complimentary pints, MoxBox Photo Booth and live music from Mercy Creek!
– Sunday, March 6 –
The weekend wraps up with another full day of BOLD adventures up and down the Wintergreen slopes with a day long party on the Blue Ridge Terrace. We’ll be dispensing discount vouchers and running raffles throughout so swing on by for one more day of fun from 11 AM – 6 PM!

A full rundown of the schedule here.

Be Bold & Local Day in Mills River
Saturday March 5 :: 12 PM – 8 PM
Come one, come all to the Mills River Cidery & Tap Room for our second full-day celebration of all things local and Bold Rock Hard Cider on Saturday, March 5th, with live music from 5-piece Asheville bluegrass/Americana band Blue Wheel Drive, and locally-sourced food courtesy of Farm to Fender Food Truck with cider pairing suggestions. When you buy $25 or more of Bold Rock Hard Cider SWAG, you get a FREE Bold Rock pint glass! Enjoy yourself in the heart of apple country with Appalachian tunes, WNC sourced-food and a delicious Bold Rock Hard Cider chock-full of Henderson County apples!

Click here for more details.

Winter Merchandise Clearance Sale
Take 20% Off Cold Weather SWAG This Weekend!
Temperatures are still very winter-esque but spring is on the horizon and all winter items must go! Swing by our Nellysford Cider Barn and Mills River Cidery & Tap Room this weekend and take 20% off Columbia Jackets, Blue Bin Hoodies, Embroidered Beanies, and Long Sleeve T-Shirts! This offer is valid through close of business on Sunday.
Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard To Open Easter Weekend
Bold Rock Cellar Open Daily Starting April 15th!

Celebrate Easter Weekend by kicking off the 2016 Carter Mountain Orchard Season! Our Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard will be open 11 AM – 5 PM on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26!

Join us on Saturday for the first annual ‘Never Grow Up’ Easter Egg Hunt! It’s an Adult-Only Easter Egg Hunt at Carter Mountain – hunt for eggs that contain local-crafted chocolates that pair perfectly with our Bold Rock Hard Cider, free SWAG, gift cards and the #BeBold Member Cards which offers discounts at select retailers. One lucky big kid will find the extra large Bold Rock Honeydew Green Egg that’s filled with the new Seasonal Honeydew Cider. The hunt starts at 3 PM and you must be 21 or older to participate.

Carter Mountain Orchard will also host ‘Easter Eggstravaganza‘ which includes Easter Egg hunts for the kids at 11 AM (Ages 3-4), 11:45 AM (Ages 5-7), 1:30 PM (Ages 8-10) and 2 PM (Special Needs Children of All Ages).

More information on the full day of programming at Carter Mountain Orchard here.

Bold Rock To Present Wintergreen
Tread & Trail Series

A Summer/Fall Race Series To Push Your Limits
Bold Rock is excited to present Wintergreen Resort’s NEW Tread & Trail Series which will also be part of the Virginia Off Road Series in 2016! Races include:

The series is a six race, point-based series including Mountain Biking and Trail Running events. Compete for over $4,500 in cash and SWAG prizes awarded throughout the series, including a crowning of the King & Queen of the Mountain after the final event.

Events take place on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. Early registration begins on March 5th at the Be Bold Weekend at Wintergreen Resort. Look for Bold Rock slope-side as well as on the Blue Ridge Terrace on March 5th and 6th. Register early for the entire Tread & Trail Series and be entered to win great prizes.


And don’t worry, there will be plenty of ice cold Bold Rock Hard Cider at each event to celebrate your finish!

Register online here.

St. Patricks Day & Easter
Celebrations in Mills River

Thursday, March 17 and Saturday, March 26
It ain’t easy being green…that is, of course, unless it’s St. Patty’s Day! Join the Mills River Cidery & Tap Room Staff on Thursday, March 17th for a St. Patty’s Day Celebration featuring Team Trivia at 7:00 PM, with a special grand prize to the winning team! Get ready to laugh, enjoy a Bold Rock Hard Cider and try out your luck!

Starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 26th, join Bold Rock Hard Cider – Mills River for a ‘Never Grow Up’ Easter Egg hunt of their own! (Kids can participate in the fun too). Easter eggs will be scattered throughout the Mills River property, containing special treats like Bold Rock T-shirts, koozies, hats, gift certificates and more! Find the Giant Egg and you’ve just scored yourself the secret grand prize! Tons of fun, in an eggshell.

Bold Rock Is Your March Madness HQ
Join us for Championship Week and the NCAA Tournament!
College Basketball is in the air and we’re huge hoops fans over here at Bold Rock! Whether you’re a Hoo, Hokie, Blue Devil, Tar Heel or supporter of nearly any other team across the land, join us at the Nellysford Cider Barn and Mills River Cidery for Conference Championships starting on March 9th and the kick off of the NCAA Tournament on March 17th! We have 3 screens at each location and are ready to tune to your game of choice. Grab a cider and hunker down in front of our 148″ screen in Nellysford, it’s the best time of the year!

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 @weidler for the support!


03/04-06/16 – Be Bold Weekend at Wintergreen Resort (All Day) – Wintergreen Resort (Wintergreen, VA)
03/07/16 – Hokie House Industry Night (7 PM) – Hokie House (Blacksburg, VA)
03/09/16 – Steal The Pint Night (7 PM) – Park Lane Tavern (Fredericksburg, VA)
03/12/16 – Shamrock The Block (11 AM – 5 PM) – 1200 North Boulevard (Richmond, VA)
03/12/16 – Brew Madness Lynchburg (4 PM – 8 PM) – Lynchburg City Armory (Lynchburg, VA)
03/13/16 – Robert Jospé Express (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
03/14/16 – Honeydew Release Party & Burger Night (4 PM) – Capital Ale House (Harrisonburg, VA)
03/16/16 – Honeydew Bottle & Draft Release Party (6 PM – 8 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
03/20/16 – Michael Coleman Solo (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
03/25-26/16 – Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard Easter Weekend (11 AM – 5 PM) – Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)
03/26/16 – ‘Never Grow Up’ Easter Egg Hunt (3 PM) – Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)
04/03/16 – Will Overman Trio (1 PM – 4 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/09/16 – BE BOLD 4 Miler (9 AM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/10/16 – Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival (11 AM – 3 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/10/16 – Jason Burke Acoustic (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/15/16 – Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard Open 7-Days/Week (10 AM – 5 PM) – Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)
04/17/16 – Central VA Blues Society Jam (1 PM – 4 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/23/16 – Gina Sobel (1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)
04/24/16 – Kendall Street Company (1 PM – 4:30 PM) – Nellysford Cider Barn (Nellysford, VA)

North Carolina
03/05/16 – Be Bold & Local Day (12 PM – 8 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/05/16 – Cape Fear Beer Fest (12 PM – 5 PM) – Wilmington Convention Center (Wilmington, NC)
03/09/16 – City Bev Expo (TBD) – TBD (Outer Banks, NC)
03/10/16 – Pint Night (7 PM) – 2 Guys Pizza & Ribs (Hendersonville, NC)
03/13/16 – Naren, Singer/Songwriter (4 PM – 6 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/17/16 – St. Patricks Day Party & Team Trivia (6 PM – 9 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/18/16 – Honeydew Bottle & Draft Release Party (6 PM – 8 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/20/16 – Chris Jamison, Songwriter/Steel Lap Guitar (4 PM – 6 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/21/16 – Fayetville Bartenders Ball (TBD) – TBD (Fayetteville, NC)

03/24/16 – Pint Night (7 PM) – Brixx Pizza Asheville (Asheville, NC)
03/26/16 – Bold Rock Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration (2 PM – 8 PM) – Mills River Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
03/30/16 – Pint Night (7 PM) – Westville Pub (Asheville, NC)

South Carolina
03/05/16 – Port Royal Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival (3 PM) – The Live Oaks Park (Port Royal, SC)
03/12/16 – Beertopia (2 PM – 6 PM) – Grapevine Baxter Village (Fort Mill, SC)
03/19/16 – St. Patty’s Day at Mac’s Place (7 PM) – Mac’s Place Pub & Grub (Charleston, SC)

03/22/16 – Drake’s Pint Night (7 PM) – Drake’s Cool Springs (Franklin, TN)
03/30/16 – Pint Night – (7 PM) – The Casual Pint (Maryville, TN)
03/06-07/16 – Ocean City Trade Expo (11 AM) – Ocean City Convention Center (Ocean City, MD)
03/12/16 – Quad State Beer Fest: Shamrocked (1 PM – 7 PM) – The Ag Ed Center (Hagerstown, MD)

Washington DC

03/05/16 – DC Brewer’s Ball (7 PM – 12 AM) – National Building Museum (Washington, DC)

03/05/16 – Philly Craft Beer Festival (12:30 PM – 5 PM) – The Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA)

Visit Bold Rock!

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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Cellar at Carter Mountain
1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 982-8942
Easter Weekend (3/25-26): 10 AM – 5 PM

Monday-Sunday (Starting 4/15): 10 AM – 5 PM

Mills River Cidery & Tap Room
72 School House Road
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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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

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1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA 22958





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