Our local area has been growing rapidly over the past few years providing a variety of breweries, wineries, and outdoor activity for all of our guests!
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Check out some of the local businesses below.

Blue Toad Hard CiderBlue Toad Hard Cider is locally sourced and crafted right here in Nelson County, Virginia. Come visit one of our local locations. The Blue Toad Cider Pub features a tasting room with our flagship and featured flavors on tap. The Cider Farm is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers 27 acres of mountainous scenery.


Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery is open 7 days a week bringing the revolution of real hand-crafted American beer to our corner of the world. Eight to ten Blue Mountain drafts available at all times, local foods for lunch and dinner, local wines & family friendly.


Bold Rock Hard CiderBold Rock Hard Cider is one of the fastest-growing craft cider companies in the country. A winner of more than 30 awards in the past two years, Bold Rock produces five hard ciders, all made from apples locally grown and handpicked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.

Starr Hill BreweryStarr Hill Breweryis a privately owned, regional craft brewery founded in 1999 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 21 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.


Wild Wolf Brewing CompanyWild Wolf Brewing Company is a made from scratch restaurant and brewery featuring local ingredients with vegetarian and gluten free options. Our specialties - hickory smoked meats and award winning beer! Bring the kids and your canine companions to Wild Wolf to experience the many unique features that makes this brewery a must-see destination. Our biergarten, shaded by Elm trees, features a gazebo, waterfalls and a large koi pond. At Wild Wolf Brewing Co., we pride ourselves on providing exquisite food, award winning beer and a memorable experience. Visit our website for current specials and events.


South Street BrewerySouth Street Brewery is , founded in 1998, in Charlottesville's oldest brewery and one of the cornerstones of the craft brewing movement in Virginia. We offer 12 taps at all times including seasonal & experimental brews and serve lunch & dinner 7 days a week.

South Street BreweryBlue Mountain Barrel House located in Southern Nelson County (Arrington, VA), is the sister brewery to Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton. Barrel House has a 14,000 barrel capacity and brews & packages the full line of Blue Mountain beers. They also brew the Barrel House Series which is available on draft and in corked bottles around the state and across the mid-Atlantic.

Devils Backbone BreweryDevils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows is lodged on 100 acres surrounded by one of the oldest mountain ranges in the U.S., the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer a mecca of outdoor adventures including bike races, trail runs, festivals & camping. The pilot brewery is the “test kitchen” for recipe development while the pub’s 16 taps pour daily fresh craft beers. From the bar windows, you can see the 8-hectoliter German brew system, often brewing at times while you are enjoying our famous smoked meats and pub fare!

Veritas WineryVeritas Wineryis a family-owned winery focused on consistently producing a range of complex and elegant wines at the foot of the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

Silverback DistillerySilverback Distillery produces ultra premium vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon. Surrounded by Mountains and bracketed by the Rockfish River, Silverback Distillery produces distinct and flavorful spirits through a perfect mix of Virginia grains, pure water and American craftsmanship.

Wish Wish Wine Tours is an affordable Wine Tours To Charlottesville's Best Wineries and Breweries. Easy Online Availability, Pricing and Booking. Tour Our Top Routes or Set Your Own.

Mountain Area RealtyMountain Area Realty specializes in County properties, Wintergreen Resort and Stoney Creek. Call us to find out why Nelson County is such a desirable place to live, work and play!

Veritas FarmhouseThe Farmhouse at Veritas was built in 1836 and is surrounded by vineyards and is in walking distance to Veritas Winery. The house is comprised of six bedrooms all of which are beautifully appointed and en suite. The Farmhouse at Veritas combines excellence in service, fine dining, wine and ambiance.

Saunders Brothers Farmers Market Saunders Brothers Farmers Marketgrows quality peaches, apples, Asian pears, vegetables, flowering shrubs, annuals and perennials. You can find these products and much more at our retail Farm Market, located just five miles from our orchard in Piney River. Stop by and stock up on local produce, try our mouth-watering peach ice cream, and visit our onsite farm antique museum! We offer something for everyone.

The Walton Family Museum located in Schuyler, Virginia includes replicas of the Walton's belongings and tells the story of the famous family.

Saunders Brothers Farmers MarketThe Festy Experience October 9-11, 2015 at Devils Backbone Brewing Company Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Spend the weekend with host-band The Infamous Stringdusters. Don't miss a moment of the fun! Join us all weekend and get in on Devils Backbone Field Day, The Blue Ridge Burn, outdoor-lifestyle workshops & artist playshops, hiking trails, disc golf, and all the award-winning craft beer & local food you can handle!

Indian Summer Guide Service offers the chance for you to ride trail horses throughout the Charlottesville and Central Virginia areas. Trail rides are suitable for both experienced and beginner riders.

Wintergreen Resort has great skiing and snowboarding for the winter months and beautiful golf courses during the warmer ones. Plus, you can't beat the mountain views year round. Check out the tasty restaurants and family fun!

Crabtree Falls is the highest falls in Virginia. Also referred to the tallest falls in the East, the first overlook is just a few hundred feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway so hikers of any ability are able to marvel at the view.

The South River which runs through downtown Waynesboro, is the perfect place for trout fishing and anglers of all levels.

For more outdoor activities, check out Nelson County's tourism website.