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Address: 38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197-1038
Phone Number:
+1 571-439-2255
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12:00 - 18:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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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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A Nice Stop off of Route 9

I visited 8 Chains earlier this year with some of my work associates (one of whom was a club member, so lucky us!), and we had a great time. Emily was our hostess for the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visited 8 Chains earlier this year with some of my work associates (one of whom was a club member, so lucky us!), and we had a great time. Emily was our hostess for the tasting; she was very sweet, knowledgeable about each wine, and answered all of our questions. We were definitely in a red wine mood and purchased... More 

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Thank GoldenGirl36
Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here during our winery tour and enjoyed the chocolate pairing. We loved the truffles from the new vendor so much that we bought a box to go. The outdoor patio was a lovely spot to sit and have a lunch break as well.

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Thank kwelsh14
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here in way home from Dulles airport. Wonderful surprise. Atmosphere. Staff was Very friendly. LOVED the dog friendly environment! Must see!

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Thank DawnBoden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We live in DC and day trip to vineyards somewhat frequently. I'll definitely include 8 Chains on my list to return to. PROS: + Their wine is GOOD. Not just drinkable, but GOOD. I tend to prefer CA to VA and feel like a lot of VA wines are closer to vinegar, but these were legitimately tasty. + Their tasting... More 

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Thank alfarm
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was my third winery of the day and I have to say they had good wine. I appeared to be the first visit of the day and Emily (I think that was her name) took good care of me. None of the wines were too overpowering save one that was super woodsy which I had to dumb. The tasting... More 

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Thank jehenson81
Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The best of three vineyards we visited on this trip. All were good but the combination of the wine, the view and the general atmosphere made 8 Chains North the best. We bought several bottles of wine.

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Thank Grahammeadst
Alabama
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this winery with family and had Katie as our wine tasting associate. The wine was flavorful to taste and exactly as described during the tasting. It had a good boost of alcohol content. The back view of the vineyards and hills was beautiful and the outdoor patio seating was perfect for a pre-fall Saturday afternoon. There were lots... More 

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Thank AlwayzOnTheGo77
Lucca, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 wine in the States is significantly more costly than purchasing good wine in Spain, France... More 

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Thank jay r
Leesburg, Virginia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank margaret f
8ChainsNorthWinery, General Manager at 8 Chains North, responded to this review

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 purchased 11 bottles from us. In June, the reviewer left our property with a glass... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 beautiful, very friendly, very enjoyable!

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