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Our Policies

We wish for all of our guests to have the best experience possible at our winery. Please read the 8 Chains North policies and procedures regarding groups, dogs, kids, and transportation so you know what to expect and can make the most of your visit.

Things to Know

read the 8 chains north policies regarding groups, kids, and dogs
  • Groups of 9 or more require reservations. Fill our our Group Tasting Reservation Form
  • Groups should be well-behaved and not unruly; we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone appearing intoxicated
  • Arrive at the scheduled time or risk losing the tasting time
  • Be prepared to show ID
  • Outside non-plattered/non-catered food is permitted
  • We do not allow outside alcohol on the property
  • We reserve the right to check all backpacks, coolers, and picnic baskets

We love seeing your happy dog’s face and wagging tail when you visit. 8 Chains North has been enthusiastically dog-friendly since we opened our doors.

  • All dogs must be under the immediate control of their person
  • Keep dogs on leash at all times except in the dog park
  • Only bring licensed and vaccinated dogs wearing all legally required tags
  • Dogs should “do their business” in the dog park; deposit pet waste in the provided receptacle
  • Aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs will result in being asked to leave the winery
  • We do not allow excessive barking, even in the dog park
  • Do not allow dogs on furniture, or serve dogs food/water using utensils/vessels for people
  • We only allow service dogs in our event spaces (the Compass Rose Room and Vine Room), so please do not bring dogs with you for large group tastings or private events

During warm weather, dogs may not be left in your vehicle on our property if the temperature is 70º F or higher. 8 Chains North will call Animal Control if we see a dog in a car who might be in danger of heatstroke.


For some, visiting local wineries is a family affair, and we welcome your well-behaved children. We appreciate your understanding that while we want to remain family-friendly, we are first and foremost an alcohol establishment for adult enjoyment and, as such, it is important for us to ensure our adult guests have the best experience possible.

  • Children must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times—in the Tasting Room and outside
  • They should use “indoor voices” and exhibit “restaurant behavior”
  • Children may play our corn hole (accompanied by a parent) or bring quiet activities to enjoy at your table. We offer a selection of games that you are welcome to borrow
  • We are not a public park and do not allow ball games, Frisbee, and other activities that involve running on the grounds, fence-climbing, or that result in loud voices
  • All groups arriving by limousine or bus must have advance reservations
  • The winery accommodates large-capacity vehicles and we encourage groups to use them
  • If you need transportation recommendations, call us on 571.439.2255
  • No party buses