Craig Suveg; Owner/Winemaker of Suveg Cellars, vineyard and winery, Yucaipa’s first bonded winery. Established in 2010, his limited production winery of both French and Italian wines received international recognition in 2015 and 2016.


Vice President-

Preston Todd; Metal Sculptor/Owner of Preston Todd Originals. Yucaipa vineyard owner.



Mike Stubbs; Professional accountant and business manager.



Tina Leuer; Yucaipa vineyard owner.


Marketing Director-

Jay Fritzsche; Office manager of Loma Linda Heat & Air Conditioning. Technical support assistant at Suveg Cellars.


Board Members

John Leuer; Karen Suveg; Melanie Todd

Our Services

The YVWA serves as an industry resource and provides references for wine education, winemaking practices, viticulture establishment, maintenance and management, business practices and consultative services. The alliance functions as the liaison between the Federal, state, and local governments and disseminates information on the development and progress of an American viticulture area.

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Our Purpose

The Yucaipa valley wine alliance is a non-profit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, and was established to serve as a mechanism for raising awareness and support in developing the Yucaipa Valley into a viable wine industry. In so doing, the alliance promotes the benefits of a sustainable grape growing region, promotes vineyard and winery practices that are sensitive to the environment, and implements winemaking programs that are economically feasible and responsive to the needs of the Yucaipa Valley.

Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance