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8 Chains North

38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197-1038
+1 571-439-2255
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Vino e Canines

Back in the States for a few months prior to returning to Europe, and thought we might experience... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
jay r
Lucca, Italy
Unremarkable wine. Bad smelling tasting room.

Not what I expected given the reviews. Poor experience. Understaffed, inexperienced and snotty... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
margaret f
Leesburg, Virginia
via mobile
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8 Chains North is a family-owned and -operated farm winery located in the town of Waterford in picturesque Loudoun County, Virginia. Owner and Winegrower Ben Renshaw's careful attention to viticulture reveals itself in our old-world-style wines -- rich, dry reds with supple tannins, and crisp, dry whites with lovely acidity. Come visit us in our spacious, comfortable Tasting Room and enjoy two tasting options -- wines only, or wines paired with handcrafted chocolate truffles. Take a seat on the patio overlooking the vineyard, or in cooler weather, warm up by the fireplace inside. We offer a lite fare menu or you may bring your own picnic. We welcome groups with advance reservations and can accommodate limos and buses (no party buses allowed.) 8 Chains North is pleased to welcome your well-behaved children and dogs.
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38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197-1038
+1 571-439-2255
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Back in the States for a few months prior to returning to Europe, and thought we might experience some local wineries. This one is about an hour outside Washington, DC and is a half hour from Dulles Airport. Please keep in mind that locally produced...More

Thank jay r
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected given the reviews. Poor experience. Understaffed, inexperienced and snotty management. Don't bother to go here, there are many more compelling tasting rooms in Loudoun County and most just a stones throw away.More

Thank margaret f
8ChainsNorthWinery, General Manager at 8 Chains North, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

The reviewer and her husband joined our wine club in February, agreeing to a year-long membership. The reviewer and her husband visited us twice since then to pick up their wines and spent several hours at the winery on each occasion. In all, they have...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is the place!! Fenced in dog area out back. Yes you read correctly! A winery where they let your four legged friend hang off-leash while you drink great wine overlooking the mountains. They have live music inside which dogs are allowed in too. Very...More

1  Thank westcoastwaiting
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Wine is very good, tasting service was a bit robotic but nice. The porch out back has a great view and they have a separate large fenced area dog area where you can sit and enjoy your wine while your dog runs free.

Thank MikeD162
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The name was interesting, so we stopped. The wine steward explained the reason for the name during the wine tasting. Good wines. Nice relaxing place. Dog friendly in that there is a enclosed area for people to take their dogs. The wine bottle weather vane...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I love that this place is so close to DC. The wine was great and we were able to taste a variety of whites and reds. Next time I will try the chocolate wine pairing for a small additional fee.

Thank Graciedottie
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My husband and I visit Virginia Wineries on a regular basis. We've been everywhere, but "8 Chains North" was the one we chose for my husband's 60th BD celebration. Everything is just perfect here. Historical background, good wines, nice banquet room, patio with a beautiful...More

Thank ENM15
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Recently went here for a bachelorette party. The person who helped us was supper friendly and knowledgeable about the wines, winery history, and the area in general. We ended up doing the wine &chocolate tasting which is a must. The wines were great on their...More

1  Thank Jmay1283
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A Virginia winery should be just that, a product made from VA only fruit. I am a purist when it comes to this and lost interest immediately when the server mentioned sourcing fruit from California. Their wine is made using a Spanish/Argentine style with grapes...More

2  Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 3 April 2016

if you're looking for a fun day trip with your dog, 8 Chains is perfect. They are so dog-friendly that there is a fenced in dog-park with picnic tables and chairs. Dogs are allowed in the tasting room and on the patio, but they need...More

3  Thank kaj2600
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