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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is amazing winery! Absolutely perfect wine cellar. Delicius wine, nice location. Hope to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Dear Maria, Thanks for the lovely tour and your hospitality! The wine is amazing, your presentation and enthusiasm also! I didn't expect less of this beautiful winery. Keep on the good work and thank God you export your wines to Germany :) With thanks, Alex

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to one of the oldest wineries Europe but I wouldn't spend more than an hour there. On arrival, we got stuck behind a busload of tourists that took up the entire tasting team of 2 (amused us no end to be served by 2 guys with fags hanging out of their mouths). When we went across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

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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