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8 Chains North

38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20132
+1 571-439-2255
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Waterford
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: 8 Chains North is a family-owned and -operated farm winery located in the town of Waterford in...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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-stylewines -- 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 before 2:00 pm with reservations and can accommodate limos and buses. 8 Chains North is pleased to welcome your well-behaved children and dogs.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

In April 2014, my wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at this lovely winery. We have been visiting 8 Chains North almost since they first opened. On New Year’s Eve of 2010, we had friends visiting from various parts of the world, and they wanted to experience wine tasting in the United States. I called several wineries in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We came to this winery as part of a wine tour. It was our last stop and probably my favorite (they were all good) but this one had the best wine plus the great outdoor/relaxing environment even though it was pretty busy. There was live music by the bar inside. I think it is a popular little gem for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love this winery. Nice setting and always a lot of fun. Our dog is always welcome and they now have a doggy run area. Good wine, good music and a great atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's certainly dog friendly, but they aren't inside. I thought the bars were beautiful and the servers knowledgable. Generous pours and no rush. We were very pleased. Make sure to get the chocolate pairing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our first stop on a 3 day wine tour and it still stands out as one of our better experiences. Our pourer was fun and informative, the wines were quite tasty and the chocolate pairing was fantastic.

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful tasting room - elegant rugs and wrought iron lighting. Wonderful porch overlooking the valley had live music to relax with a glass of wine. Tasted five different wines from 2010 to 2012 - all very nice.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this place has to be hands down by far the WORST place on the virginia wine circuit. there were more animals here than entire farms. the owners might be pet friendly, but if you want to serve animals then open a frekin Petsmart, and close your winery. they should be embarassed for the smellt fur ridden interior they call a... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited 8 Chains North this past 4th of July with four other couples. They served BBQ but also allowed cheese plates and other snacks to be brought in from the "outside". The staff was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable and exuded a real family feel throughout our visit. The fenced-in back patio/porch is a bit small with a decent view... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped at 8 Chains during our day long wine tour. We had Paul as our pourer and he was great! He was funny, laid back, and gave us just the right amount of info we needed (no overkill like some tend to do.) We would go back, mostly because Paul made it a great experience for us. Thank you!

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visit a number of wineries in Louden County regularly, but we always end up at 8 Chains North. The atmosphere is understated, but elegant and the staff is second to none! The inside spaces are recently renovated and the covered patio and firepit areas are welcoming. Stop by and say hello to the wonderful folks at 8 Chains!

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