Bently Ranch

Minden, Nevada

$90,000,000 | 12,369.69 ± Acres | Douglas County
Bently Ranch is on the market for the first time ever selling all of its agricultural holdings. Situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Minden, Nevada, the property is located just 25 minutes from the popular Lake Tahoe area and just minutes from downtown Minden and Gardnerville. This incredible 12,369.69 deeded acre property is being sold as one unit, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The owners started to accumulate land in Nevada in 1997 and instituted a cattle program in 2012. Over the last several years, they have focused on sustainable farming, aiming to grow a variety of crops that are used in the distilling industry. The grains and botanicals grown on the ranch produce some of the world’s finest spirits. What makes this possible are the senior water rights and the reservoirs used for irrigation. Water is abundant here on the Bently Ranch. There are about 6,046-acres irrigated with 34 pivots. Water on the property includes 3,746-acre-ft Mud Lake and 1,784-acre-ft East Valley Reservoir. Senior water rights are from the West and East fork of the Carson River. Currently being grown on the property are grains of wheat, rye, barley, & oats as well as premium alfalfa. Improvements include ten homes, four bunkhouses, seven shops, five horse barns, twelve hay barns, twelve storage barns, a feedlot, and compost facility.
For more detailed information on the ranches, please see the Bently Ranch Brochure under 'Useful Documents'. To access the Data Room with extensive, detailed information on the Bently Ranch, please complete an NDA and provide proof of funds. 
  • 12,369.69 deeded acres, 6,046 irrigated acres
  • Surrounds the cities of Minden and Gardnerville, Nevada; just minutes to downtown
  • Senior Water rights from the West & East fork of the Carson River
  • 3,746-acre-foot Mud Lake, 1,784-acre-foot East Valley Reservoir
  • 34 pivots
  • 7 domestic wells & 9 Ag wells
  • Currently grown: wheat, rye, barley, and oats
  • Premium alfalfa
  • Hosts one of the largest composting sites in Nevada
  • Multiple Improvements: 10 homes, 4 bunkhouses, 7 shops, 5 horse barns, 12 hay barns, 12 storage barns, feedlot & compost facility
  • Located only 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe area

1089 Stockyard Road
Minden, Nevada


38.9772046N, 119W


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Todd Renfrew
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