The Kastro Tireli vineyard is located in Akhisar’s Pinarcik village, 200-280 meters above sea level and approximately 100 km inland from the coastline, which provides one of the most desirable microclimates for wine. The place was part of the old Tireli ranch. Dating back to the early days of the Turkish Republic, the Tireli ranch was owned by the commander of the National Forces and the first major of Akhisar, Tirelizade Ismail Bahri and his family. This ranch once belonged to one of the leading families of the region, the Karaosmanoglu family, whose members also included the famous Turkish novelist Yakup Kadri. Over time the 5-hundred-hectare ranch was divided between the Tirelizade family members. Kastro Tireli bought the last plot of land belonged to the family and turned it into the vineyards of today. The dream of establishing the vineyards here was conceived around the turn of the millennium. With its rows of rolling hills, red and dark yellow rocky soil and the slightly tended plains, this place was an exciting backdrop ideal for producing high quality wine.