Nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of 3400 ft, Suveg Cellars offer a unique setting for the growth, harvesting, barreling, and aging of fine wine. Surrounding our winery are multiple plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon from grafted rootstock, which are used in part to produce our Cabernet Sauvignon and participate in the blending with other wines. The warm days and cool nights allow our vines to gracefully ripen, while the rocky strata maintains heat allowing our fruit to mature in late October.
Our WineMaking Philosophy
Naturally, great wines can only come from great grapes. When sourcing fruit, every effort is made to represent that specific region’s terroir-defined style by producing a wine which identifies with that particular growing region and consistent with European winemaking traditions. Therefore, our approach to winemaking is predicated upon an understanding of how to bring the fruit from a particular growing region through its long journey from vine to wine as naturally as possible while respecting and practicing French and Italian regional blending and aging requirements. Suveg Cellars is enriched and inspired by its understanding that wine transcends many disciplines: history, religion, geography, geology, language, science and art.
Offering both single varietal selections as well as hand crafted artisan blends, our French wines primarily focus on the Rhone Valley of southeast France and have historically included Viognier, Roussanne, Syrah, and a southern Rhone style blend including a GSM as well as wines representing the region of Bordeaux including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot and a Bordeaux style Meritage. Petite Sirah, representing Montpellier on France’s southern coast is also consistently crafted.
Our selection of Italian wines is even broader and features Nebbiolo and Barbera representing the northwest region of Piedmonte, Pinot Grigio from the northeast regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige, Sangiovese and a Super Tuscan style blend from central Italy and Primitivo representing the Apulia and Puglia regions of southern Italy.
Winemaker and Founder
Craig Suveg is the Winemaker and Founder of Suveg Cellars. Since the winery opened in 2010, Suveg has received critical acclaim for his wines winning over 25 combined medals in local, regional, & international wine competitions. Craig is also a certified sommelier through the Guild of Master Sommeliers.
Karen Suveg is co-owner and operator of Yucaipa Winery Suveg Cellars. Karen is in charge of many operational aspects of Suveg Cellars from event coordination to wine club membership to managing the tasting room.
Head of Operations
Jay Fritzsche is the Head of Operations at Suveg Cellars. In addition to working in the tasting room, Jay manages Wine Club fulfillment and assists Craig throughout the harvesting, barreling, and bottling processes.
Head of Accounting
Mike Stubbs is Suveg Cellars' Head of Accounting and handles all financial aspects of the company. He is a retired corporate CFO and has decades of experience advising companies and growing businesses.
Preston Todd is the Vineyard Manager at Suveg Cellars, and assists with all aspects of winemaking throughout each phase of the process.
Keena, King, and Kaiya
Vineyard Pest Management Team
Our Vineyard Pest Management Team is comprised of 3 loyal Klee Kai's who safeguard the grapes of Suveg Cellars. They enjoy long walks by the grapes and good belly rubs after a labor intensive day.