About


Proprietor / Winemaker -- Tim Beranek

Tim fell for wine in his early twenties, through golf.  After attempting to play mini-tours professionally, he turned to working as a PGA club pro.  The wines he experienced at the prestigious clubs in Southern California and Minnesota ignited his wine purchasing habit and led to a love of Pinot Noir.  In August of 2010, the Beranek family moved from Minneapolis to Sebastopol for Tim's first winemaking internship at Kosta Browne (www.kostabrowne.com).  After the next internship at Outpost (www.outpostwines.com), he became their Cellarmaster.  In 2014, the Winemaker and owners of Outpost, along with another family, built a new winery in St. Helena called Mending Wall (www.mendingwall.com).  Tim moved down to the construction site to assist in the build-out and is the Assistant Winemaker; running wine production for Mending Wall and the other small wine projects made there.  He also makes Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for Bydand Wines. 

Tim and his wife, Ali (a fellow Wisconsinite from the same small town), started Young Hagen in 2013 with a couple of tons of Pinot Noir grapes.  Since then, they have continued to use the best fruit they can source to create limited production wines.  They live in Sebastopol with their two boys -- the inspirations for the name Young Hagen. 

Please contact tim@younghagen.com if you have questions about our wines.  Thank you for your interest in Young Hagen!