FOUR EIGHT WINEWORKS, in reverence & reference to our 48th state, is Northern Arizona's First Wine makers Co-Operative. An incubator for the driven on their quest not only to survive,but to make their mark in our fledgling wine region.
Although we refer to it as a Co-Op, Four Eight Wineworks production facility, in Camp Verde, is technically an Alternating Proprietorship. This means several wineries, each with their own federal permit, alternate the use of the facilities production equipment, such as de-stemmers, presses, blending tanks, bottling lines, forklifts. Each tenant occupies their own designated footprint, provides their own fruit, storage, aging, production and packaging materials, produces their own wine, maintains their own records, and are responsible for their own reporting, labeling and taxes.
Those interested in becoming a tenant must have winery production experience and/or earned their Associates Degree from the Southwest Wine Centers Enology & Viticulture Program, and present a comprehensive 5 year business plan. Reach out to Us , here for an initial consultation and to submit an application. Keep in mind there is limited space at our facility, and the permitting process can take up to 14 months.
To taste a few of the wines from the current tenants of Four Eight Wineworks, come see us at our Tasting Room located inside the Puscifer Store at 140 Main St. Jerome, Arizona 86331
M J Keenan is a Grammy award-winning vocalist for the internationally revered music acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and the multimedia cabaret troupe Puscifer. Keenan is the winemaker and owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Owner and founder of the Arizona based wine makers Co-Op Four Eight Wineworks, and a founding board member of the Arizona Vignerons Alliance, a quality control and winegrowers data collection collective. Keenan was born in Ohio, and grew up in West Michigan. He has lived in Arizona since 1995, has two children, and runs his multiple business’ with the indispensable help of his wife Jennifer.