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Achaia Clauss Winery

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Address: Patron-Clauss Ave, Patras 26500, Greece
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+30 261 052 7089
10:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

PATRAS, 1854

Bavarian Gustav Clauss, captivated by the cultural refinement...

PATRAS, 1854

Bavarian Gustav Clauss, captivated by the cultural refinement of the Achaean capital and the lively tastes of its vineyards, decides to establish the first wine estate in Hellas.

He builds a homestead settlement, complete with cathedral towers in the form of belfries, thus enabling an entire village to live, work and develop around the nucleus of wine production.

Over the years, Gustav’s passion and wisdom will transform a small winery into an estate which will become the cradle of legendary wines.

PATRAS, 1873

1873 sees the birth of the warm, full-bodied, sweet desert wine Mavrodaphne with its distinctive violet colour.

PATRAS, 1901

Soon after, the tantalizing and aromatic Patras Muscat gives rise to a charming delicate wine of the mountainsides of Kalavryta and bottles Demestica for the first time. Demestica becomes the ambassador for Greek wine production, its fame rapidly crossing the borders to spread Gustav’s winemaking skills all oven the world. By laying the foundations of natured winemaking, Gustav Clauss passed on to future generations of his metier his love of the land and its fertility as well as of the country, which accepted him and offered him its hospitality.

PATRAS, 1919

ACHAIA CLAUSS becomes Hellenic owned. The plant’s gradual modernization and technical production begin. The traditional winemaking section however is preserved, providing evidence of ACHAIA CLAUSS’s fundamental contribution to the development of refined wines in Hellas. ACHAIA CLAUSS is by now famous in over 40 countries around the world.

Its love for good wine, its determination to improve quality as well as its indisputable know-how place it among the most competitive witnesses in the world and enhance ACHAIA CLAUSS' s ability to reveal the hidden secrets of the Hellenic Vineyard.

PATRAS, today

Today Achaia Clauss is producing its wines in a new winery with up-to date technology, only a few kilometers away from the historic facilities. ACHAIA CLAUSS is a time oasis, offering its beauty and its history up to time, το two hundred thousand visitors per year, and to those who love it and are concerned with the preservation of its uniqueness. After all, it is a part of the heritage of this land which has suffered, been glorified, withstood the test of time and progressed.

It is a page out of our history books stubbornly refusing to age, maintaining its freshness and sense of adventure from that time in 1854 when a young, rebellious bohemian Gustav Clauss challenged the values and traditions of the prestigious bourgeoisie of the era by creating the best-known and longest lived Wine Ambassador of Hellas in the world.

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Excellent tour, beautiful winery, and GREAT wine!

If you like a countryside setting, good wine, history, or all of the above Achaia Clauss is for you! The tour, given by Maria, was very interesting. This winery truly is special... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a countryside setting, good wine, history, or all of the above Achaia Clauss is for you! The tour, given by Maria, was very interesting. This winery truly is special and unique! The wine is also EXCELLENT! Only 10km from Patras.

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Patras, Greece
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have visited Achaia Clauss many times and every time is different.One of the oldest wineries in Greece inside a lovely castle with a nice museum of wine and the old barrels with the names of famous people that have visited the winery in the last 200 years.Wine tasting is an amazing experience and of course don't leave without buying... More 

Thank Sfilipak
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a really nice place with beautiful buildings. The cellars are amazing and there's a really interesting guided tour that you have to take it. You will learn a lot interesting thigs about the winnery and the history of this place .

Thank Philip M
Patras, Greece
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

From Achaia Klaus the visitor can enjoy the most magnificent view of Patra and the gulf. The wine tasting and the tour of the winery are also very rewarding experiences!

Thank BarbaraKoziori
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We made a stop (for the first time) at the winery. Friendly Maria was our guide during the tour in the cellars of the winery. She gold the story about Gustav Claus and how he build the company. It was impressive. Tasting the mavrodaphne wine made us, of course, buying that fantastic wine.

Thank Pia V
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very impressive winery from 1861. Good wines, very reasonably priced. Maria gives an extremely engaging tour of the winery with passion, humor, and a lot of very interesting historical details. And lots of free samples.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I have been twice. The building is impressive and you get views of the city. You get a free tour of the winery and wine tasting. Good wine, famous for its sweet wine Mavrodafni that you can buy it there.

Thank Jav P
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The tour was actually very informative. The wines are very good. It was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Really like the history behind the winery.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a tour of this really classy winery by a beautiful greek women. We got to sample quite a number of wines and bought two bottles for $11 euros incredible . Many of the wine barrels had classic messages from important visitors from 60 to 120 years ago . We wore our barrel maker apron and had many great... More 

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Patras, Greece
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice place with an interesting tour guiding! You can taste many different varieties of greek wine and buy some(if you want) in really affordable prices! The view from there is amazing! If you have time go there to drink wine at the terace! You'll love it!

Thank xara m

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