About


Proprietor / Winemaker - Tim Beranek

Making wine has been a natural progression from Tim's career in golf; both require intense concentration, precise action, and many decisions throughout.  Tim began his first winemaking internship at Kosta Browne (www.kostabrowne.com) in 2010.  Since, he has been Cellarmaster at Outpost (www.outpostwines.com) and assistant Winemaker at Mending Wall (www.mendingwallwinery.com).  He also makes Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for Bydand Wines (www.bydandwines.com).  The experience he gained from working on multiple varietals has formed Tim's approach to making Young Hagen -- source from top vineyards, be judicious with pick timing, and let the fruit quality shine.

Tim and his wife, Ali, started Young Hagen in 2013 with a couple of tons of Pinot Noir grapes and continue 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!