Arnas Agro

"350 Years of Soil and Agriculture Experience"

Arnas family has a history of 350 years. The family is originated from the old ruler of the “Botan” region, which was consisting of current Southeastern Turkish cities of Shirnak, Siirt, Batman and Eastern Mardin.

Koçek Bey, son of the ruler of Botan, settled in the Mardin Midyat region, where the family lived, in the 17th century.

The family had its most prosperous times under the rule of Kocek's grandsons, Temir Bey (the ancestor of popular modern Turkish surname of Teymur) and then Osman Bey.

Osman Bey became one of the most prominent beys of the Mardin region during his lifetime (19th century). Osman Bey ensured safety and security in the villages he ruled. He was regarded as the official authority in the region by the Ottoman Empire, he was in charge of collecting taxes from the villages, and ensuring order in the area he ruled.

Osman Bey's influence on the region is not limited to these; In his time, grape farming in Mesopotamia enjoyed its golden age.

Osman Bey mobilized all villagers and local people to renew all vineyards. He increased the variety of grapes by introducing new grape types. He had many water wells done in the region to satisfy the region’s water demand.

Today, thanks to Osman Bey's efforts, there are 25 different grape types being grown in the region’s vineyards specific to Mardin/Midyat territory including Mezrone, Kerkush, Zeyti, Zeynebi, Deywani, Direjik, Bilbizeki, Hasseni, Misabeki, Bakari, Karfok, Teyfi, Kunduri, Koxer and Dafirkelbe.

In addition, molasses, vinegar, dried fruit roll-ups, table grapes and dried grapes are produced in the region. Midyat Assyrian Wine produced from these grapes with traditional methods is an irreplaceable piece of wine collections

The family also works in almond agriculture and has played important role in sustaining almond agriculture in the region.

The Arnas family, which has grown for more than 350 years with the power it receives from the soil, carries the experience of the past to the present.

Being aware of the importance of the soil for humans and humanity, it continues to produce without compromising the principles of its ancestors.

The exciting and joyful adventure of Arnas Agricultural Products continue with the diligence, belief and honesty we inherited from Osman Bey.