In November of 2011, Mary Wolf, and her son Danny, renovated a 100 year old Nelson County schoolhouse into a restaurant, built an adjacent brewery, and began the story of Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Mary, a business-savvy entrepreneur, takes care of the business, and Danny, a formally educated Brewmaster, oversees production of an ever-expanding portfolio of award-winning ales and lagers. We now distribute cans, 22 oz. bottles, and draught throughout the entire state of Virginia, and also Washington, DC. Our current portfolio includes six year-round beers, over a dozen rotating and seasonal beers, and occasional single-batch creations.
We are located in the heart of Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail, on Nelson County’s scenic Rt. 151, minutes from hiking trails, orchards, wineries, distilleries, and lodging. We’re very proud of our beautiful setting in little Nellysford, Virginia. Our dog-friendly shaded biergarten, with koi pond and fountain, is the perfect place to enjoy pints and lunch (weather permitting). Weather not so great? Check out the four-season pavilion.
In addition to providing shelter from the elements, it houses free live music every weekend. Our dining room offers mountain views from the fully enclosed wrap-round porch. Head on through the dining room to visit our lively bar featuring HD TV’s and a projector. Check out our selection of cold beer to-go and pick out a growler. While you’re here, visit the gift shop for some awesome beer swag, or grab a pint glass from the host on your way out.
Make sure to say hello to the chickens and ducks in our hopyard. The entirely chemical-free hopyard is just one aspect of our continuing efforts to be sustainable; we’re thrilled to be Virginia’s Green Brewery of the Year! We make great beer in a fantastic location, true. But the food is awesome too! Executive Chef Chris Jack and his team are creating delicious locally sourced farm-to-fork cuisine that is the delight of Nelson County. Our on-site event center with fully equipped kitchen is ready to host your next private event in a beautiful rustic-chic space. Our Event Coordinator will help plan weddings, rehearsal dinners, special parties, and corporate events. With seating for up to 140, outdoor space in our beautiful courtyard, private bathrooms, and much more, our Event Center is the perfect place for a special day. Cheers!