mike-on-boatMike Newman is the creative force behind both the bakery and castle bearing his name. Since exploring Europe in his early 20’s, he had the dream to build his own castle, and has made that a reality in the Bellville countryside. Exhibiting the same hard work and determination that built his successful bakery of nearly three decades, Mike broke ground on his mighty fortress in 1998.

“In the beginning… people thought I was crazy,” Mike revealed in a recent interview with Texas Live Magazine. Ten years later, and Mike can truly say that he is king of his own castle. ” It makes people happy. They leave with restored faith that they can do anything.”

When he has a chance to take a break from the castle and bakery, Mike is an avid sailor and will go as far as the high seas take him. He recently crossed the Atlantic, starting in France, by way of the Azores and Bermuda, with a final stop at Annapolis.