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Tempranillo & Tapas

April 22 @ 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

tempranillo and tapas tasting

Join owners Edz Sturans and Cissi DeMarco for an 8 Chains North Tempranillo vertical tasting complete with a scrumptious catered five-course Spanish-themed tapas dinner. Delight your epicurean senses with five vintages of 8 Chains North West Tempranillo tasted alongside five delectable tapas.

Wildly diverse in terms of food pairings, you’ll notice how fluidly adaptable our Tempranillos are, both across vintages and the traditional dishes of Spain. You’ll be tasting wines from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and an early release of the 2019 vintage.

Even more exciting is that Cissi and Edz are opening their entire, albeit limited, library of bottled Tempranillo vintages for purchase at the event. This will be your last opportunity to taste or buy these wines until we release the 2019 vintage, hopefully sometime in late 2022.

Ticket price of $125 per person includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, the vertical tasting of five Tempranillo vintages, five-course tapas dinner, and gratuities.

winemaker ben renshaw

The Wine

Tempranillo has been a favorite of Winegrower Ben Renshaw’s since he first bottled it in 2014. A growing business, late frost, and dearth of available Virginia grapes at the time, led Ben to head west to Washington State to source fruit, including Tempranillo. Renshaw digs it because it is fruit forward with a lot of complexity, and it’s not a grape that ripens well here, making it a unique varietal rare to Virginia.

Chef Sus of Maison Culinaire

The Menu

This gourmet menu is presented by Maison Culinaire. Chef Sus Grondin-Butler, CEC, will lead you through a tasting of five scrumptious tapas, showcasing the wonderful versatility of our Tempranillo. Each vintage can be enjoyed with so many different foods, we hope you’ll be inspired. Maison Culinaire—Impeccable Food, Artistry, Flawless Service.

tempranillo and tapas tasting

1st Tapa

~ Albondigas ~

Spanish Lamb Meatballs smothered in Tomato Sauce and Manchego Cheese

tempranillo and tapas tasting

2nd Tapa

~ Croquetas Jamón Serrano ~

Crisp Spanish Ham Croquettes filled with Creamy Manchego Cheese and served with Mustard Aioli

tempranillo and tapas tasting

3rd Tapa

~ Picante Chorizo Glaseado ~

Spicy, Tempranillo-Honey-Glazed Chorizo served with Manchego Risotto and Eggplant Cappuccino Shooter

tempranillo and tapas tasting

4th Tapa

~ Montadito de Carne ~

Fire-grilled Steak topped with Olives and Chimichurri served atop Toasted Artisan Bread

tempranillo and tapas tasting

5th Tapa

~ Pastel de Chocolate Avellanos ~

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake served with a dollop of Espresso Whipped Cream and garnished with Macerated Cherries


April 22
7:00 pm-9:30 pm


8 Chains North
38593 Daymont Lane
Waterford, VA 20197 United States
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8 Chains North