Slow Burn

The many lives of Michael and Kim McCarty’s Malibu home and vineyard
Slow Burn
Kim and Michael McCarty (Joe Schmelzer)
Dec 31, 2018

In 1985, restaurateur Michael McCarty and wife, Kim, planted a vineyard on an acre of their Malibu property after receiving various notices from their local fire department to clear obnoxious weeds. Eight years later, a wildfire destroyed their house but left the vineyard untouched. This time, they rebuilt the house, adding 2,000 extra square feet and a second acre of plantings.

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