Chateau Tumbleweed represents the core of the Local First movement. Started by two husband and wife duos (who still have “day jobs”), this boutique winery is all about bringing the best of Arizona to the table - in this case, the finest high desert grapes and the localist spirit. Since they started Chateau Tumbleweed several years ago, founders Joe Bechard, Kris Potheir, Kim Koistinen, and Jeff Hendricks have found a home in tasting rooms and restaurants throughout the state.
The actual winemaking is done in Camp Verde at Four-Eight Wineworks, and it is at the Four-Eight Wineworks tasting room (in Clarkdale) that visitors can get their first taste of Chateau Tumbleweed wines. The quartet also showcases their wines at several events throughout the region during the year, including last year’s Local First Festival. If you aren’t located in the Verde Valley, have no fear! You can get a taste of these delicious wines at a handful of fine restaurants - including Brix (Flagstaff), Beckett’s Table (Phoenix), and Pig & Pickle (Scottsdale), among others. For a full list of restaurants where Chateau Tumbleweed wines are available, click here.
You’re sure to recognize a Chateau Tumbleweed wine when you have one. The winery has created a very distinct image for themselves. The Chateau Tumbleweed brand can be recognized by its quirky, colorful imagery. The bottles, website, and Facebook page all feature this distinct artwork, meaning that customers will always know when they are drinking a Chateau Tumbleweed wine. To get more information about this fun artwork and the delicious wine inside, like the Chateau Tumbleweed Facebook page here.