CHRISTO and JEAN-CLAUDE - THE RUNNING FENCE
Years before Michael Karah owned the property, the famous environmental artists, Christo and Jean Claude constructed the now famous piece of environmental art, "Running Fence," which was 24.5 miles of fence constructed of white nylon that ran from where Karah Estate now stands into the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay. The project took four years (1972-1976) to complete and was disassembled after fourteen days.
WINEMAKER, MEGAN BRODIE
Megan Brodie believed that she would pursue a career in gastronomy, but after being exposed by her parents, who are from South Africa, to Pinotage among other varietals, her interest shifted to wine. Megan has always been curious about what makes a wine a wine, why a certain wine taste the way it does, and why one Pinot doesn’t taste like the next. To get these questions answered Megan enrolled at UC Davis and four years later graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Viticulture and Enology. She was on her way to becoming a winemaker!
Megan has been lucky enough to try many different styles of wine during international trips and loved getting to experience a harvest abroad in Luxembourg. She has spent time working in both wineries and breweries around California, and also alongside Sodabi (palm liquor) distillers while in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. After all of these incredible experiences, Megan is happy to be settled in Sonoma County where she oversees the cellar and viticulture operations on our 35 acre estate. She is excited to showcase the unusual and bold flavors that the Petaluma Gap AVA has to offer and looks forward to making balanced and elegant wines for our estate.