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8 Chains North

38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197-1038
+1 571-439-2255
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VERY dog frfiendly, great wine

if you're looking for a fun day trip with your dog, 8 Chains is perfect. They are so dog-friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Alexandria, Virginia
Great reds!

Walk in, check ids, cute tasting area with chairs, couches, baby grand piano and patio outside with... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Joanna M
New York City, New York
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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 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
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Walk in, check ids, cute tasting area with chairs, couches, baby grand piano and patio outside with a variety of patio furniture, rocking chairs, etc. For $8, we tasted 8 Chains: LoCo Vino (50/50 blend of Traminette and Vidal Blanc), 2012 Chardonnay (aged in oak...More

1  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Fantastic wine and atmosphere, the white wines are PHENOMENAL. The host provided great, interesting snacks, and had the right balance of interaction and space.

2  Thank mrama004
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the last winery of 3 for us. It was nice, not as fancy and charming as the others we visited but overall a good experience.

1  Thank crowl31
Reviewed 26 October 2015

i dropped in here in between hidden brook winery and the bloomery distillery. very warm welcome and a nice idea to pair the wines on the tasting with some artisan chocolates. lovely wines, nice to hear the history and the personal details of the winemaker....More

Thank Suzie P
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The wines are pretty good and well priced. It's a great place to stop by especially if you are visiting a few of the other wineries that are withing 10 minutes driving.

Thank gdgraph
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great winery and beautiful vineyard. Ben the owner, such a nice, friendly and very knowledgeable. Went with my husband, sister, and brother-in-law and enjoyed all of his wines, his winery and the stories of adventures.Had a wonderful visit. Looking forward to a return.

Thank lew222
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I recently visited 8 Chains North for my Aunts 60th Birthday. What a wonderful place! The winery is beautiful, the employees are welcoming and the wine is fabulous!! We had a great wine connoisseur, Johnny Boy, who executed out tasting. John was friendly, funny and...More

1  Thank Shannon308
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This place isn't keen on sweet or white wines. The reds are pretty good and not too too dry but if you are a red lover, go here! They have great deals of you join their wine club, the chain gang. We also had home...More

Thank Terri W
Reviewed 9 July 2015

In a county now proliferating with vineyards and wineries, this particular spot offered us numerous superlatives in comfort, hospitality and tasting. A common mantra I've heard is that the best wine (regardless of cost) is the one you like! And 8 Chains wonderfully made it...More

1  Thank CoachTer
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