We cultivate this land from beginning to end: we operate one of the region’s largest composting programs, and supply a finished product of estate-grown grains to brewers and distillers. All told, we grow up to 2,700 acres of wheat, rye, barley, hops, and oats.
Our sister company, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, exclusively uses our grains and botanicals to create some of the world’s finest spirits.
Hand-Picked to Thrive
Farming for one of America’s largest estate distilleries is a unique privilege. We carefully match what we grow to this high desert ecosystem, quality, and taste profile a premium distillery needs.
Barleys can change drastically from year to year, depending on the soil and other conditions — this may be a desirable feature for seasonal beers and some liquors, but when you distill a generational spirit like whisky, it has to be consistent for decades to come. To this end, we model crops on a scale of decades and grow strains of barley that thrive in this ecosystem. This includes Copeland, a Canadian variety of Metcalfe, Canadian Bentley (known around here as “Bently”) barley, and Synergy barley out of Oregon state.
We also cultivate botanicals in a climate-controlled greenhouse, and operate 120 acres of orchard where apples, pears, peaches, and cherries are grown.
Our malt house processes barley into malt on-site, ensuring that we control each step of the process, doing things the right way to produce ingredients that will go into a glass that to be treasured for generations to come.
To purchase Bently Hops, please contact the Ranch Office at 775.782.4513, or contact us