Looking for something a bit different than the usual wine and beer tastings? Then you may enjoy some delicious, local hard cider at one of the three nearby cideries:

Albemarle Ciderworks, North Garden, VA

Albemarle Ciderworks offers a variety of ciders for your enjoyment: Gold Rush, Jupiter’s Legacy, Old Virginia Winesap, Pomme Mary, Ragged Mountain, Red Hill, Royal Pippin, and Virginia Hewes Crab. The tasting room is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., so stop by, enjoy a glass of cider, and relax with the beautiful scenery.

Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellsyford, VA

Bold Rock provides its patrons with award-winning ciders, and they just recently won Charlottesville, VA’s “Best Cidery 2013.” Try a glass of the Virginia Draft, the Virginia Apple, or the Crimson Ridge.

Castle Hill Cider
, Keswick, VA

Castle Hill boasts four types of amazing ciders: Terrestrial, Levity, Celestial, and Gravity. Not only that, but the establishment itself is worth a visit: “Originally built in 1764, in Keswick, Virginia, Castle Hill was the home of Colonel Thomas Walker, guardian and mentor to Thomas Jefferson” (Castle Hill).