With ten wineries, four breweries and one hard apple cidery and an offering of local restaurants that will satisfy the most discriminating palate or the children’s palate, Nelson County is a culinary hot spot.
Afton Mountain Vineyards employs an ancient wine making technology: a gravity processing system and wine storage cave. Blue Mountain Brewery will be the first in the Commonwealth to produce six pack cans of its flagship Full Nelson craft beer. The brewery boasts a full menu restaurant and live entertainment weekly. At Blue Mountain Barrel House you can enjoy a tasting flight of available beer selections, relax with a full glass of a fine ale or lager, and take a complimentary tour. Bold Rock Cidery offers tours, tastings and hard apple cider to go. Cardinal Point Winery is a great destination for wine lovers and people who want to see and learn about wine-growing. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery has an event facilty and more than 5 miles of hiking trails in the Deer Rock Orchard. Democracy Winery unique contemporary tasting room is now open. Devils Backbone Brewing Company is a smoke-free brewery and restaurant. It is open 7 days a week serving both lunch and dinner and is home of the Festy. Flying Fox Vineyard owners say, "Our best wine is the one you enjoy the most." Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery produces "True to the Fruit" wines and historical meads from dry to sweet. Seasonal pick-your-own berries make this a family destination. Lovingston Winery is dedicated to the production of the highest-quality wines. Mountain Cove Vineyards is Virginia's oldest continuously operating winery and is located next to The Nature Conservancy's Fortunes Cove Preserve. Veritas Vineyard & Winery is near milepost zero of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Afton and is open for wine tasting and sales, events and weddings. At Wild Wolf Brewery/Restaurant/Shopping Village enjoy dining indoors or out near the koi garden and visit unique shops. Wintergreen Winery is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with award winning wines and scenic mountain vistas.
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