In August 2021, the winery welcomed new owners Edgars “Edz” (pronounced “Edge”) Sturans and Cissi DeMarco. Edz and Cissi fortuitously stumbled upon the winery when searching for a home in rural Loudoun County. As lifelong lovers of wine and travelers to international wine regions, owning and operating a boutique winery seemed like the perfect adventure for the next phase of their life together.
Former owner, Ben Renshaw, remains on staff as the vineyard manager and winemaker for the foreseeable future. Edz and Cissi’s backgrounds in business, accounting, hospitality, and restaurant ownership give them the experience to helm this robust business. They look forward to being stewards of the property and bringing a renewed and energetic focus on the wine and overall experience at 8 Chains North.