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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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One of the most beautiful places in Patras

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Jack G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing place. We went there with my boyfriend from Scotland and my mother. The tour was in English and I was pretty happy about it. The tour guide was so helpful and we tasted the wine. Also the prices to buy Mavrodafni were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the winery based on past reviews we found and weren't disappointed . The oldest 'modern' winery in Greece dating back to 1861. Founded by a German. We did a tour of the winery (self tour) and visited the visitor centre , tried some very good wines and got the story of the vineyard from a very good hostess... More 

Thank Joefi1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's a must to visit the staff was friendly and good it's near the city of patras. It has a big history if you don't go you will miss a nice day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This winery was a great time! The grounds are beautiful and historic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew a great amount of the history. The wine was really good and reasonably priced.

Thank michelesunde
Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built on the side of a hill more than 150 years ago, this winery has an interesting history and unique selection of wines for all to enjoy. A spectacular location on the side of high ridge overlooking the city of Patras and the Ionian Sea beyond. However, it's a relatively short distance away from the centre of the city, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying that we really enjoyed our visit. The place is beautiful, the hostess was great, and the tour was really interesting. The only issue we had was because we were the only ones there at the time and apparently they had a large group earlier in the day, there were no open bottles to taste. We did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Founded in 1861, this is one of the largest wineries in Greece. It made its name producing Mavrodaphne...a greek red wine. Today, it offers a wide selection of wines. Take the tour; do the wine tasting (we tasted six wines); buy a bottle (or two) to take home (if it makes it that far...we drank ours bottles at lunch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The best place in Patras with the excellent taste of Mavrodaphne. English language guide is available.

Thank Barbara M

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