Winter Barley

From heritage varieties to the newly recommended, our winter barley portfolio gives growers various options. Find out more information on each of the varieties below. 


CRAFT is the leading winter malting barley with Full MBC Approval for brewing.


The highest yielding winter malting barley with MBC approval.


A heritage winter malting barley with outstanding quality.


A special quality non-GN winter malting barley.

ELECTRUM is the latest malting barley from the Syngenta breeding programme to achieve Full MBC Approval for Brewing for harvest 2021. This is an important milestone for the highest-yielding winter malting barley variety on the AHDB Recommended List. Alongside very early maturity and great agronomics, low screenings, good nitrogen and HWE makes it an attractive variety for the maltster too.

Syngenta Malting Barley Excellence

Syngenta Malting Barley Excellence

Syngenta have been breeding malting barley for over 35 years. In that time we have shown we have the expertise to deliver class-leading varieties for you to grow for the brewing and distilling industry. Over the last 15 years, our malting barleys have accounted for more than 650,000 tonnes of certified seed sales and produced over 1.6 billion pints of beer.