As I've mentioned in other posts, rainy days are absolutely the best days to go out to the wineries. This was no exception.
My visit to 8 Chains North was likely a bit premature as they are an extremely new winery. Part of my hesitation is I generally only like to taste wine that the winemaker has a heavy hand in the agricultural parts of the wine as well.
*Note: Since the original publication of this, yours truely has had to eat crow...as some of my favorite wineries are, unbeknownst to me, sourcing from elsewhere...oops!
8 Chains is still well worth a visit. They are now pouring white wines that were physically grown on the property, and if they're any indication of what is to come when they start up with their reds in a year or so, the reds will be wines that stand up to the best of what Virginia has to offer.
I'm very much looking forward to returning in a few years to experience the best of what they have to offer!
You can reach 8 Chains North on the web at http://8chainsnorth.com/ or on twitter @