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Make It a Double: Distillery Owners List Two Nevada Properties for Combined $155 Million

Two significant Nevada properties are coming on the market in the Lake Tahoe area: a $55 million lakefront estate and a cattle ranch asking $100 million.

The properties are owned by Christopher and Camille Bently, the owners of the Nevada distillery Bently Heritage as well as interests in real estate, agriculture and alternative fuel, according to Tyler Cassacia, an attorney for their company, Bently Enterprises. Mr. Bently is the son of Donald Bently, the late founder of Bently Nevada, which makes instruments that monitor machinery.

Vovoka

The main house, constructed in the 2000s, has a unique architectural style that the real-estate agent described as “mountain expressionism.”

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Vovoka

Wovoka has a private sand beach and a stone boathouse with two boat lifts

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Vovoka

The property has three deeded buoys for mooring boats and a breakwater jetty with a private pier.

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One of the properties for sale, named Wovoka, is a roughly 11,000-square-foot waterfront compound on approximately 5 acres in Glenbrook, on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, according to listing agent Clif Chase of Chase International.

With a copper roof, teak windows, and a hand-hewn log facade, the early- 2000s main house has an unusual style that Mr. Chase described as “mountain expressionism.” In addition to the three-bedroom main house, there are five other structures: a guesthouse with a five-car garage, a small waterfront studio, a log-cabin guesthouse and two elaborate treehouses that could be used as offices, meditation retreats or art studios, Mr. Chase said. There is also a stone boathouse with two boat lifts.

The property has three deeded buoys for mooring boats and a breakwater jetty with a private pier. The grounds include a waterfall, a creek, an infinity-edge saltwater pool and a private sand beach.

Christopher and Camille Bently assembled Wovoka by purchasing two adjacent sites in 2013, one for $20.9 million and the other for $4.95 million, records show.

The second property is known as the Bently Ranch. Located outside the town of Minden just east of Lake Tahoe, it spans about 12,500 acres across six separate areas, according to listing agent Todd Renfrew of Outdoor Properties of Nevada. While it does include numerous homes largely used by ranch workers, it is primarily a cattle and hay ranch, where the Bentlys raise Angus, Hereford, and Charolais cattle, according to Mr. Cassacia. The Bentlys also grow crops on the ranch that are used to produce spirits at Bently Heritage, Mr. Cassacia said.

Mr. Renfrew said the $100-million price tag is warranted because the property is located so close to Tahoe, and is rare to find such a large amount of available land in the area.

Bentley Ranch

Bently Ranch comprises approximately 12,500 acres in Carson Valley.

Outdoor Properties of Nevada

Bentley Ranch

The property produces cattle and hay.

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Bentley Ranch

The Bentlys raise Angus, Hereford, and Charolais cattle.

Outdoor Properties of Nevada

The Bentlys are selling because they have relocated to Scotland.

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The Bentlys previously split their time between Wovoka and San Francisco, Mr. Cassacia said. They are selling because they have relocated to Scotland, where Mr. Bently’s ancestors were from, though they still plan to spend time in San Francisco, Mr. Cassacia said. In Scotland, the couple purchased Kildrummy Estate near Alford, Aberdeenshire, which includes about 5,600 acres with an Edwardian mansion.

The couple is also putting their distillery on the market, although the price is not yet public, Mr. Cassacia said.

Write to Katherine Clarke at Katherine.Clarke@wsj.com

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