8 Chains North

Dog- & Family-Friendly

dogs allowed at the winery

At 8 Chains North, we welcome your well-behaved two- and four-legged kids. Please review our guidelines and expectations when you visit with your pet or family. We appreciate your understanding that while we want to remain dog- and family-friendly, we are first and foremost an alcohol establishment for adult enjoyment and, as such, it is important for us to make sure our adult guests have the best experience possible.


For some, visiting local wineries is a family affair. If you choose to bring your kid(s), please know that they must be accompanied by an adult at all times, both in the Tasting Room and outside. They should be able to use “indoor voices” and exhibit “restaurant behavior.” Children may play our cornhole (accompanied by a parent) or bring quiet games, books, and activities to enjoy at your table. 8 Chains North also offers a selection of games suitable for most ages. You are welcome to borrow them. We are not a public park, therefore we do not allow ball games, frisbee, and other activities that involve running on the grounds, fence-climbing, or that result in loud voices outside.


We love seeing all your happy dogs’ faces and wagging tails when you visit! For the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests, we require that dogs be leashed inside the Tasting Room, on the patio, and in the backyard area. While tasting, please keep your pet close beside you. We have a dedicated dog park where your pets can enjoy being off leash to run around, meet new friends (or do their “business”). All pet waste must be deposited in the waste station located in the dog park. Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated, and wearing proper tags. Excessive barking or any aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs will result in being asked to leave the premises. Please don’t bring your pet if s/he is not well-suited for public spaces.

During warm weather, dogs may not be left in your vehicle on our property. Outside temperatures as low as 75º F can exceed 100º F inside the car within 10 minutes. 8 Chains North will call Animal Control if we feel a dog is in danger of heatstroke.

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