8 Chains North

Policies

Policies

We want all of our guests to have the best experience possible at our winery. Please make sure to review our Group, Children, and Dog Policies, below, before your visit.

Groups: 8+ people

8 Chains North can usually accommodate groups of most sizes with plenty of advanced notice. To give your group the best experience possible, we require reservations for eight or more people. Unscheduled groups may be turned away. We are a smaller winery with limited group seating. The Tasting Room and covered patio accommodate small parties of 2–6 people, and larger group seating is offered elsewhere on the patio, under the tent, at picnic tables, and in the event room, if available.

  • Groups should arrive at their scheduled time or risk forfeiting their tasting slot
  • Groups should be well-behaved and not showing signs of intoxication or unruliness
  • Fill out the reservation form or call 571.439.2255 to make your reservation
  • A 50% deposit is required
  • $15 + tax per person tasting fee for groups of 8-19 people
  • $20 + tax  per person for groups of 20 or more people
  • Tasting fee includes a complimentary etched 8 Chains North logo wine glass
  • IDs are required for each person
  • Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted; absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed on the property
  • We reserve the right to check all backpacks, coolers, and picnic baskets
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone appearing intoxicated

In many cases, groups of larger sizes, groups celebrating a special occasion, and/or wishing to remain at the winery for an extended period beyond the tasting, will be required to rent private space in our Compass Rose Room or Vineyard View Tent. “Meetups,” whether formal or informal, are considered groups are must have a reservation or rental.

Transportation

  • No party/keg buses!
  • If you need transportation recommendations, please call the winery or email emily@8chainsnorth.com

Group Tasting Request Form:

Additional Group Options

  • A chocolate pairing may be added to any group tasting for $5 + tax per person
  • A walking tour of the vineyard (during the growing season) or the production room may be added to a group tasting for $5 per person. Make the most of your visit!



Children

For some, visiting local wineries is a family affair. At 8 Chains North, 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 make sure our adult guests have the best experience possible. If you choose to bring your kid(s), please know:


Dogs

dogs allowed at the wineryWe love seeing all your happy dogs’ faces and wagging tails when you visit. 8 Chains North has been enthusiastically dog-friendly since we opened our doors in 2010. As an agricultural entity/farm winery, we are regulated by the Va. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Currently, VDACS does not allow animals in Tasting Rooms (except service dogs as defined by the ADA), however, that is scheduled to change as of July 1, 2018. The Virginia Legislature recently passed a bill to allow dogs inside wineries. Please watch this space for more information as the bill goes into law.

During warm weather, dogs may not be left in your vehicle on our property. Outside temperatures as low as 70º F can exceed 100º F inside the car within 10 minutes. 8 Chains North will call Animal Control if we see a dog in a car who might be in danger of heatstroke.

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