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Address: 38593 Daymont Lane, Waterford, VA 20197
Phone Number: 571.439.2255
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
Description: 8 Chains North is a family-owned and -operated farm winery located in the...
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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Nice Building, Average Wines

The tasting room looks like a barn from the outside, but is very nice inside. They also have an awesome deck off the back. They didn't have much of a variety when we were there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
mike b
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Waterford, VA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wine is decent. Setting decent (though not much view). But service is not very friendly. Don't attempt to walk in at 4:45pm on a Friday and expect to get a tasting. They'll turn you out. I gave it one more chance during an event on a Sunday and they overlooked me to serve a man who walked up to the... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The tasting room looks like a barn from the outside, but is very nice inside. They also have an awesome deck off the back. They didn't have much of a variety when we were there (were out of most wines), and the wines were very so-so.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The winery was nice, spacious, with outdoor seating available. Just were not impressed with the current wine selection.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Excellent wine for the red lover! Friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating staff. They have a great patio that overlooks the vineyard. In my opinion 8 chains is one of the top 3 wineries in Loudoun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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