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Slow Burn

The many lives of Michael and Kim McCarty’s Malibu home and vineyard
Hilary Sims
Issue: December 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 added a second acre of plantings. Wine Spectator's Hilary Sims explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 4, 2018.

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