Proprietors Tim and Ali Beranek began visiting Northern California's wine regions in their early twenties. Fifteen years later, in 2013, Young Hagen Wines began in the corner of the cellar at Outpost Winery, where Tim worked as Cellarmaster.
After attending high school together in Northern Wisconsin, Ali was off to the University of Minnesota, then UC Davis. Tim played JC basketball for one year in WI before moving to San Diego to pursue his passion for golf. Upon graduating from the Golf Academy of America and playing professionally on developmental tours, he worked as a club professional in Minnesota and Southern California. Golf lead to an interest in wine and additional studies in Chemistry and Winemaking at Minnesota and Davis. Starting as an intern at Kosta Browne in 2010, Tim has held Cellarmaster and Assistant Winemaker, positions at Outpost Wines and Mending Wall.
In addition to Young Hagen, Tim is currently Winemaker at Mending Wall, in St. Helena, and BYDAND Wines, in Windsor.