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Happy Birthday Blue Mountain : Nelson's First Brewery Opened 9 Years Ago Today!

Happy Birthday Blue Mountain : Nelson’s First Brewery Opened 9 Years Ago Today!

[ 1 ] October 24, 2016

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Nine years ago today on October 24, 2007 Nelson County, Virginia’s first microbrewery opened its doors. Blue Mountain Brewery opened the first location in Afton, Virginia right along Route 151 where it still operates today. Since first opening in 2007, the original location underwent a major expansion back in 2010. In […]

Nelson / Albemarle : Stuck Truck & Accident Snarl Traffic On Route 250 Afton Mountain Saturday Afternoon

Nelson / Albemarle : Stuck Truck & Accident Snarl Traffic On Route 250 Afton Mountain Saturday Afternoon

[ 1 ] October 15, 2016

Route 250 & 151 Intersection Western Albemarle County, Virginia Two different traffic incidents along Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) caused traffic delays Saturday afternoon. The first came in 4PM when a large truck got caught on a curve going up old Route 6 (Mountain Rd) just above the post office near Route 250. That was […]

Virginia Distillery Company And Veritas Hold Dinner At The Farmhouse

Virginia Distillery Company And Veritas Hold Dinner At The Farmhouse

[ 0 ] July 30, 2016

Afton Nelson County, Virginia One of the best evenings in the past two weeks as far as the weather goes. It was the perfect backdrop for the Whisky Farmhouse Dinner with the Virginia Distillery Company, held at The Farmhouse At Veritas. Here’s what folks were treated to: First Course: Free Union Grass Farm Whisky Barrel […]

First Vodka & Gin : Silverback To Begin Releasing Whiskey

First Vodka & Gin : Silverback To Begin Releasing Whiskey

[ 0 ] May 22, 2016

Afton Nelson County, Virginia We’ve been telling you about Silverback Distillery long before they actually opened here in Nelson County. Above, writer / photographer Marcie Gates’ story about Denver and Christine Riggleman’s plans to open the Distillery. Since opening, they have a noted history in just a short time of winning awards for their Vodka […]

RVCC Announces Plans To Build Blue Mountain Pavilion Performance-Event Complex in 2016

RVCC Announces Plans To Build Blue Mountain Pavilion Performance-Event Complex in 2016

[ 0 ] December 15, 2015

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Release via RVCC Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton has announced the successful completion of its fundraising effort to build an outdoor performance complex for the community, thanks to a partnership with Blue Mountain Brewery. The stage and connected event shelter, to be known as Blue Mountain Pavilion, will provide a […]

Blue Toad Hard Cider To Open Tasting Room With Well Hung Vineyard : Cidery Opens

Blue Toad Hard Cider To Open Tasting Room With Well Hung Vineyard : Cidery Opens

[ 0 ] November 2, 2015

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Blue Toad Hard Cider announced Monday they would be opening a tasting room in conjunction with Well Hung Vineyard at the home of the original Blue Toad Restaurant / Pub in Afton on Route 151. BTHC announced back in June they’d be buying the the old Wintergreen Winery property in Beech […]

Afton: Virginia Moonshine Festival At Silverback Distillery

Afton: Virginia Moonshine Festival At Silverback Distillery

[ 0 ] October 18, 2015

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Fall in the Blue Ridge means festivals of all kinds and this year brought a new twist to the area with The Virginia Moonshine Festival! It’s certainly nothing new, so to speak, to the hills of Virginia, but this one was all in fun and very public. Silverback Distillery was the […]

Veritas' Starry Nights 2015 Kicked Off The Season This Past Weekend

Veritas’ Starry Nights 2015 Kicked Off The Season This Past Weekend

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015

Afton Nelson County, Virginia The wait is finally over! Starry Nights kicked off this past weekend at Veritas Winery & Vineyard in Afton. The highly popular and anticipated evening on the lawn brings thousands each summer. Starry nights is held once Saturday a month through the season. The next Starry Nights will be held on […]

SK8 Nelson Ramps Up For Late June Fundraiser To Save Popular Structure

SK8 Nelson Ramps Up For Late June Fundraiser To Save Popular Structure

[ 0 ] June 7, 2015

Afton / Greenfield Nelson County, Virginia Via Sk8 Nelson Nelson County’s only skate ramp, located at Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC), will be the center of activity for the First Annual “Save SK8 Nelson” party on June 27th, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. The event will help to raise the funds needed to keep […]

ZenithQuest Breaks Ground On Afton Arms Facility

ZenithQuest Breaks Ground On Afton Arms Facility

[ 0 ] April 27, 2015

Afton Nelson County, VA After months of planning the official groundbreaking of ZenithQuest took place this past Saturday in Afton. The company makes and distributes a variety of firearms and ammunition. Once construction is completed it will eventually house an 80,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center for an import company.

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