Meandering through Rockfish Valley, a scenic highway in Nelson County, Virginia called Route 151 has become a hot destination for those craving locally fermented spirits with some added hiking on the side.
Located outside of Charlottesville, Route 151 has been drawing in craft beverage entrepreneurs, in turn attracting tourists to what has since become a craft beer beverage trail. Nelson 151 as it is known locally boasts seven wineries, four breweries (with more slated to open), and one distillery. There are three places to get hard cider and even a spot to try mead.
But tasting isn’t the only thing to do. The Blue Ridge Mountains and nearby Blue Ridge Parkway offer hiking year-round and, in the winter, Wintergreen Resort provides skiing that is easily accessible to anyone who happens to be passing through the region.