Retail Store in Costa Mesa, California. Located in Costa Mesa, California, Hi-Time Wine Cellars is a family-run retail establishment. At our first location on the 17th and Irvine in Costa Mesa, California, Fritz Hanson and his brother-in-law Jim McVay founded Hi-Time, which first opened the cellar doors in 1957. One of the largest underground temperature-controlled wine vaults in the United States was constructed by us at our new Costa Mesa facility on Ogle Street after we relocated there in 1984. Three generations of the same family work at the store every day, making it a true family business. The staff is also committed and knowledgeable, with many of them having worked there for 20 years or longer.