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.
FOUNDER, MOHAMED "MICHAEL" KARAH
Karah Estate was planted by Michael Karah in 1995. The vineyard began as a passion project--Michael had been fascinated by agriculture since his childhood thanks to the sprawling vineyards that surrounded him during his adolescence in the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya. Now, with the opportunity to build his own verdant oasis in the golden hills of the Petaluma Gap, he has shifted his focus from the more traditional agricultural crops of wheat and alfalfa to Pinot Noir.