About Nelson 151
Nelson 151 is the destination for award-winning Virginia craft beverages, local food & artisans, unique lodging and amazing natural beauty. Virginia Route 151 is a state-designated scenic byway on the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge that is home to the Nelson 151 community.
Seven wineries (Afton Mountain Vineyards, Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery, Flying Fox Vineyard and Winery, Hazy Mountain, Hill Top Berry Meadery & Winery, Valley Road Vineyards and Veritas Vineyard), four breweries (Blue Mountain Brewery, Bryant’s Brewing, Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Hazy Mountain), three cideries (Blue Toad Hard Cider, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Bryant’s Dry Ciders) and two distilleries (Silverback Distillery and Devils Backbone Distilling Co.) collaborate to more efficiently market and leverage their unique “micro” appellation.
The Nelson 151 members recognize and celebrate the benefits of their proximity to one another in the pastoral Rockfish Valley. With orchards and farms, unique shopping and lodging options including the four-season Wintergreen Resort, the Blue Ridge Tunnel, local restaurants, hiking, biking, skiing, golf, fresh air and unforgettable views, Nelson 151 is a treasure and we welcome you!
Rural & Responsible
Nelson 151 member businesses know the responsibility that comes with serving alcohol and our members take pride in ensuring that guests to our area are not over-served and traverse our beautiful community in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Additionally, our members wish to preserve the rural tranquility of the Rockfish Valley by growing sustainably, stewarding the land with care, and protecting the quality of life that makes Nelson County such a wonderful place to live, work and play.
There is commitment on the part of schools, businesses and citizens to work collaboratively to maintain the scenic, rural landscape of Nelson County. Residents and businesses take the Buy Fresh Buy Local mantra seriously, recycling local investment and materials at every level. The craft breweries spent grain is devoured by the local cattle. Local wind power companies are selling back energy to the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, whose renewable energy programs make it a national model. A responsible steward of 11,000 scenic Blue Ridge Mountains acres, the Wintergreen Resort and community actively nurture its environment, honoring and conserving precious natural resources.
Not Your Average Farm Tour
From the local food hub, farmers markets, pick your own and petting farms, it is evident that Nelson Counties’ rural economic development strategies support agri-tourism and unique rural enterprise. In the spring, apple and peach blossom and the colors of fall include the beautiful apples in the trees that dot the landscape. There are farm products to suit every taste, with festivals and events year round. Local restaurateurs shop for local products alongside neighbors and visitors.