Ben Renshaw is, at his core, a vineyard guy. He manages a total of about 85 acres for a number of wineries in Loudoun County, including his own vineyards: Furnace Mountain, Waterford—the site of 8 Chains North—and a newly acquired property in Purcellville. Ben’s tireless work in the vineyard makes the critical difference in the cellar, where his style can best be described as hands-off.
Most importantly, Ben has established 8 Chains North Winery to embody the true spirit of a boutique Virginia farm winery. We own it, plant it, grow it, make it, and sell it. His commitment to viticulture is renowned in the region, and we are proud to play a vital part in the Virginia—and especially the Loudoun County—wine community.