Every batch of Bold Rock Hard Cider is made from local Blue Ridge Mountain apples, crushed and crafted by local cider makers in North Carolina.
Bold Rock Cider is the result of an unlikely partnership between two men from opposite sides of the world: John Washburn, a native Southerner with a desire to product great Blue Ridge Cider, and Brian Shanks, a New Zealand cider consultant who wanted to get back to his roots of making award-winning cider.
Since it started in 2012, Bold Rock has become the nation’s largest independently owned cider company, with more than 75 awards to its name. Its cider come from fresh local apples that are processed at two facilities; North Carolina’s apples become cider in Mills River, NC near Asheville, while Virginia’s apples become cider in Nellysford, VA near Charlottesville.
As more people continue to enjoy Bold Rock’s freshly crafted cider, John and Brian are committed to preserving their company’s founding ideals: Real Apples. Real Craft. Real People.
- Granny Smith Apple
- Draft Amber Apple
- IPA India Pressed Apple
- Peach – Spring
- Citrus – Summer
- Blood Orange – Fall
- Orchard Frost – Winter
Nellysford, VA & Mills River, NC