Chateau Tumbleweed is a collaboration of four friends – two husband-and-wife teams – who, after working more than 30 combined years for other Arizona wineries, recently left their “day jobs” to focus on their own project. They have a great friendship, a penchant for absurdity and complementary skills in vineyard management, winemaking, sales and administration. Beginning as a concept dreamed up in Arizona's beautiful White Mountains, they crafted their first wine – only three barrels – in 2011. After three vintages of making their wine at the Four-Eight Wineworks Winemaker’s Cooperative in Camp Verde (2012-2014), they took the plunge, purchased the building they’d been eyeing for the previous year and converted it into one of Clarkdale’s first commercial wineries and tasting rooms.They're serious about their wines, but don’t take themselves too seriously. They aim to rub some of this spirit off onto those they encounter in the hope that wine will one day be generally less stuffy and a lot more fun. They believe in the high-elevation growing regions of the Southwest and think wine has something to teach them if you’re willing to listen. They’re grateful to be part of this evolving industry and to finally be free to do this their way.