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WINERY & SHOP

The Winery

The Winery is where the magic happens—from planting to harvest to what you’ll sip during your visit. Our owner, Ben Renshaw, is also our winegrower. He handles all cultivation and management of the vineyards and handcrafts our wines in a French style, focusing on Bordeaux grapes that grow well in our climate.

He also makes wine under a separate brand using whole fruit from Washington state. The limited amount of fruit we bring in from out west is from the same vineyards every year, all of which employ like-minded philosophy. Most of our wines are dry and well-balanced. Try a tasting today!

PURCHASE WINES ONLINE:

You may purchase our wines online and pick-up at the winery Thursdays-Sundays, 12:00-6:00 pm.

**Please note that we do not currently ship our wines.** 

DISCOUNTS

CONSUMERS:  3 bottles: 6%, 6 bottles: 10%, 12 bottles: 15%

WINE CLUB: 20% off all wine

The Wines

Below are the wines we produce. Not all wines may be available. Please click the Shop Online button above for current availability and pricing.

8 chains north wine
LoCo Vino
$ 27

Estate-grown white blend of 61% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Traminette, 12% Viognier, and 7% Albariño. Full tropical expression of pineapple, mango, and pear. Near perfect acidity; a hint of residual sugar. Cold fermented in steel. Pair with goat cheese, sea bass or halibut, pork roast and asparagus salad.

8 chains north wine
Sauvignon Blanc
$ 23

Estate grown on two separate vineyards. Aromatic, lean and crisp, yet nicely rounded on the palate. Cold fermented in stainless steel, yielding great acidity and structure. Pair with cheeses, salads, and oysters.

8 chains north wine
Albariño
$ 28

This estate-grown Spanish varietal draws tremendous minerality from the soil. Notes of pear and apple. A long, cold fermentation in stainless steel produces a crisp, dry wine. Pair with seafood, summer vegetables, and sitting on the deck.

8 chains north wine
Pink Link Rosé
$ 27

A Provence-style blend of Chambourcin and Estate-grown Merlot. A beautiful coral color, it is bright with strawberry and melon notes, crisp acidity, and nice minerality. Pair with summer salad, seared tuna, and grilled vegetables.

8 chains north wine
Chardonnay
$ 26

100% Estate grown, aged sur lie for 10 months in French oak. Tropical notes of dried pineapple and stone fruit, with lesser notes of toasty vanilla. Pair with poultry or flaky white fish.

8 chains north wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 34

Estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant example of a fruit forward wine with fully integrated tannins from both the select American oak barrels and macerated skins. Medium-bodied with minerality on the finish. Pair with burgers and BBQ.

8 chains north wine
Mourvèdre
$ 36

Grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA in Washington. Closely aligned with a Spanish Monatrell. A rich, dark fruit palate, with notes of black pepper, and a long finish with dry, lingering tannins. Aged in French oak for two years, Pair with beef short ribs, pork shoulder, BBQ, and portabella mushrooms.

8 chains north wine
Tempranillo
$ 34

Sourced from the Yakima Valley AVA. Fruit forward with some smokiness on the finish. Medium-bodied in texture, but with a full palate and sense of minerality. Aged in American oak. Pair with lasagne, tomato-based dishes, and Mexican food.

8 chains north wine
Furnace Mountain Red
$ 28

Our signature Estate-grown field blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Classic fruit nose with solid tannins from both grape and barrel. Pair with grilled meats, pasta and pizza.

8 chains north wine
Syrah
$ 34

Sourced from Crawford Vineyards in Yakima Valley, Washington. Classic fruit nose expected from a big Rhône varietal, yet has great structure and minerality on the palate and finish. Aged in American and French oak. Pair with creamy bleu cheese, roasted vegetables, and lamb.

8 chains north wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 34

Grapes from Crawford Vineyards, Yakima Valley, Washington. Overtones of black cherry, with a strong, lingering finish. Aged in Virginia, Minnesota and Appalachia oak. Pair with ribeye steaks, braised short ribs, and mushroom stroganoff.

8 chains north wine
Petit Verdot
$ 34

Estate grown. 100% Petit Verdot with plum and cassis on the nose, a rich palate and long tannic finish. Aged in French and American barrels. Pair with wild game and lamb.

8 chains north wine
Cool Mule
$ 38

Created by and for our Wine Club. Exclusive. 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 15% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre. Fruit forward, smooth, and full-bodied. Pair with steaks and burgers.

Fun Facts

140
grapes per red glass
840
bottles per ton of grapes
1000
vines per acre
5000
pounds of grapes per acre
Tasting Room

The Tasting Room offers guests a spacious, yet intimate setting—cozy chairs, seating for small groups, and some fun and funky decorative touches. It is welcoming and comfortable and will make you want to buy a bottle and stay a while—for the wine, the view, weekly music, and camaraderie. In cooler weather, warm up by the roaring fireplace. And during the season, you’ll love the covered patio’s southern exposure, which overlooks our Waterford vineyard.

Dog Park

In addition to being family-friendly, we also allow leashed dogs in the Tasting Room and on the patio. In the separate fenced dog park, our four-legged guests may play off the leash and make new friends. Take a look at some of our furry visitors and make sure to read our Dog Policy before you come.

Compass Rose Room

The Compass Rose Room is an ideal location for corporate or private events or special occasions such as weddings. It boasts a large open space with high ceilings, elegant lighting, cork-covered walls, and multiple French doors opening onto the patio with a view of the vineyard. There is a view into the barrel room/production, and the Compass Rose Room has its own entrance and restroom facilities. There is also an adjacent kitchen, suitable for caterer set up and service.

Vine Room

The Vine Room upstairs is an additional event space that accommodates up to 40 guests and has ample bar space and farm table seating. You’ll be surrounded by vines that came from our Waterford Vineyard, and the space is enhanced by whimsical and elegant vine chandeliers. It is the perfect space for more intimate social occasions and parties. For weddings, the Vine Room may be used as a gathering space for extended family members and early-arrival wedding guests.

Grounds and Tent

The patio leads to a large fenced lawn area. There’s room for a game of corn hole. You’ll enjoy gazing at the softly rolling landscape, and in the evenings you may often see the Winegrower walking the rows with his two German Shepherds. The sunsets are lovely and serene, and the setting is a natural for wedding ceremonies, offering a spectacular vineyard backdrop. We also offer reserved seating for large groups or small- to-medium private parties under our 20′ x 40′ tent.

Production

In the Production Room, you’ll find French and American oak barrels (and a few puncheons!), stainless steel tanks, and all the equipment needed to manage the vineyards, harvest grapes, process, ferment, and age the wine. All winemaking is done on site at the Waterford location—usually right in front of the building. Bottling occurs by mobile truck, also in the parking lot.

Vineyards

Currently, 8 Chains North owns and farms two vineyards with about 10 acres of mature vines, and leases another five acre vineyard. The original vineyard along the Potomac River, Furnace Mountain, includes Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Traminette. The Waterford Vineyard, where the winery is located, produces Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc. The leased vineyard yields Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat.