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BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER NOW ON DRAFT AT WINTERGREEN RESORT  

NEW NELSON COUNTY CIDERY PRODUCES BEVERAGE FROM LOCAL APPLES      

WINTERGREEN, Va.  (July 19, 2012) — Wintergreen Resort, in keeping with its preference to use locally grown products and produce, has added Bold Rock Hard Cider to its beverage menus at dining outlets across the mountain, including The Edge (which will feature Bold Rock on draft), Devils Grill, Stoney Creek and in banquets. 

Pressed from locally grown Virginia apples, its name is inspired by Wintergreen’s primary visual - Black Rock Mountain, a feature in the resort’s and Bold Rock Farm’s view shed. Wintergreen Resort, located atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, sits in the heart of apple country.  “At one time, more apples were shipped from Nelson County than anywhere else in the United States, and some of the local orchardists come from generations of apple growers,” said John Washburn, a.k.a. “Johnny Applecider,” executive chairman, Bold Rock Partners LP. “I am very involved in the Wintergreen community and extremely proud that the resort is the first establishment to receive our cherry wood tap handle carved from a tree on Bold Rock Farm.” 

Bold Rock Cidery manufactures the historic apple beverage with flavorful tastes of the past at its’ Nelson County farm, located 1,000 feet from the 1700's estate named Wintergreen Farm, the resort’s namesake.   

New ciders developed by Washburn and partner Brian Shanks, one of the world’s top cider makers, include Crimson Ridge - similar to apple wine with its’ seven percent alcohol content. Bold Rock also produces two other ciders with a 4.7 percent alcohol. 

Located in the Virginia countryside dotted with numerous wineries and breweries, Bold Rock Hard Cider brings a new twist to beverages available to Wintergreen Resort guests and residents. 

Wintergreen Resort offers an array of restaurants and overnight accommodations from studio condos to six bedroom houses with large kitchens.  For additional information and reservations please visit www.wintergreenresort.com 

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com. 

Media Contacts:
Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8148
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com
                        
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com