Lent Burden Farming

Project Highlights

Lent-Burden Farming, Inc. has sponsored Limited Partnerships to finance and develop 13 orchards and vineyards. Following is a brief description of each:

Sandy Hills Ranch

Sandy Hills Ranch is a 400 acre almond orchard planted in 1999. It is on property leased for 25 years, and consists of 50% Nonpariel and 12.5% each Aldrich, Carmel, Fritz, and Sonora varieties. The orchard is located east of Waterford, CA.

Ellenwood Hills Vineyard

Ellenwood Hills Vineyard consists of 277 acres of Zinfandel grapes planted on fee property in 2000. The vineyard is located between Oakdale and Waterford, CA. and is currently contracted to Delicato Winery.

Warner Hills Orchard

Warner Hills Orchard is a 356 acre almond orchard planted in 2004. Planted on ground leased for 25 years, the varieties include 50% Nonpariel and 25% each Monterey and Fritz. The orchard is located east of Waterford, CA.

Corrigan Hills Orchard

Corrigan Hills Orchard consists of 448 acres of almonds and 108 acres of walnuts. It was planted in 2004 on ground leased for 25 years. Almond varieties include 50% Nonpariel and 25% each Monterey and Fritz and the Walnuts are Tulare variety. The ranch is located east of Waterford, CA.

Green Hills Orchard

Green Hills Orchard is a 231 acre almond orchard planted in 2007. It was planted on ground leased for 25 years and consists of 50% each Carmel and Monterey varieties interplanted in every row. The orchard is located southeast of Oakdale, CA.

Reynolds Hills Vineyard

Reynolds Hills Vineyard consists of 309 acres of Syrah variety grapes planted in 2007. The ground is leased for 25 years and is located east of Waterford, CA. The grapes are contracted to Constellation's Woodbridge Winery.

Bright Almond Orchard

Bright Almond Orchard was planted in 2008 and consists of 50% each Butte and Padre varieties interplanted in every row. The orchard is planted on ground leased for 25 years and is located southeast of Oakdale, CA.

El Toro Vineyard

El Toro Vineyard was planted on leased ground near Snelling, CA in 2009. It consisted of 623 acres of grapes contracted to Gallo Winery, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Viognier varieties. In 2011, an additional 42 acres of Muscat Alexandria were planted and contracted to Sutter Home Winery.

Creekside Walnut Orchard

Creekside Walnut Orchard was planted on leased ground in 2010, consisting of 143 acres of Tulare variety walnuts. It is located east of Waterford, CA along Dry Creek.

LaVaca Vineyard

LaVaca Vineyard consists of 39 acres of Merlot and 89 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was planted on leased ground in 2010, and is contracted to Gallo Winery. The vineyard is located southeast of Oakdale, CA.

Boulder Creek Vineyard

Boulder Creek Vineyard was planted in 2011 on leased ground near Snelling, CA. It consists of 116 acres of Muscat Alexandria contracted to Sutter Home Winery.

Cobblestone Almond Orchard

Cobblestone Almond Orchard consists of 523 acres of almonds planted in 2011 on leased ground. Varieties include 50% Nonpareil and 17% each Aldrich, Fritz and Monterey. The orchard is located north of Oakdale, CA.

Stoney Ridge Ranch

Stoney Ridge Ranch consists of 389 acres of vineyards and 171 acres of almond orchards planted in 2013, on ground leased for 25 years. The grapes are contracted to Gallo Winery.