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Achaia Clauss Winery

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Address: Patron-Clauss Ave, Patras 26500, Greece
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Phone Number: 302610527089
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Lovely and romantic place full of history and tasty wine

The winery is a one of the hot spots in Patras. You shall not omit it when you plan your visit in that city. Not easy to reach if you have no car, but by taxi it costs only 5-10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The winery is a one of the hot spots in Patras. You shall not omit it when you plan your visit in that city. Not easy to reach if you have no car, but by taxi it costs only 5-10 euros for a round trip. You need about an hour there to see everything arround. The lady guide speaks good... More 

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Trikala Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Achaia Clauss winery is on extremely beautiful hill with nice view in Patra. except the view is the oldest winery in greece organised in 19th century. Nowadays operates as kava that contains of the most oldest wines in Greece. I think it is duty for someone who goes in Patra to visit this winery. Maria will be happy to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Antonia for a private tour of this oldest Greek winery. This is basically a storage area of their oldest vintages. The actual production of their current vintages is at another location Antonia gave us a wonderful presentation of the history of the winery and especially the vintages stored in these magnificent barrels Made from... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from Achaia Claus is beautiful and the young lady who guided us in the cellars of Achaia Claus was friendly and kind. We tried 4 different wines and we learned about historical facts of this place that made us feel like traveling in time. Truth is that I happened to visit this place without having planned it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Achaia Clauss is a very beautiful winery. It has a castle and cellars with hand carved wine barrels full of delicious mavrodafni. The tour is free. The lady who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and welcoming. You can put on an apron and take pictures in the wine history museum. At the end of the tour, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a two day trip to Patras, with my cousin, I felt that It wouldn't have been completed without a visit to Achaia Clauss, one of the worlds oldest wineries. What was supposed to be a quick visit turned into a private tour to the premises. It started with the caves, where the procedure of making "Mavrodaphne", a sweet delicious... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place where one can get a deep insight into the history of the winery and the area and taste several wines before deciding if you would like to buy some. Enjoy the tour and admire the two biggest wine barrels in Europe, full of wine!!! The winery overlooks the city of Patras and the West side of Achaia.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a marvelous hill on top of Patra there is this great wine house , the oldest in Greece. The tour inside the winery takes you back to History and you have the opportunity to taste all the wines and products . The guide of the winery is very helpful and friendly. A must attraction of the area that you... More 

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Thank Billias
Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I love this place. It is perfect for a morning or afternoon trip. Get your lunch packed and go up there to that beautiful place. There is a tour every 30 minutes from 9.30 am until 5 pm and afterwards you can try the wine. The place is beautiful, I went up there several times when I had friends coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I'm from Scotland and one of the wines was similar to buckfast... quality must see if you pass through patra🖒👌

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