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Achaia Clauss Winery
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Archaia Clauss Winery and the Peloponnese Private Day Trip from Athens
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Patras
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 November 2013

First of all it stands in a beautiful location. It consists of numerous buildings all of them excellently maintained, keeping their original looks, so the atmosphere is impressive. It is one of the oldest wineries in Greece and it is touching to see how people worked inthe past.

Thank Eftychia T
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

It's the place where you can "taste" the city. This amazing view from this place & and the taste of the local wine can give you an opportunity that you "feel" the city. Achaia Clauss is one of the most important historical places of Patras. Mavrodaphne is a "legendary" wine, not only for its history, but also it's connected with Patras Carnival.
You can taste the wine,see some of the oldest barrels (some of them are dedicated to kings) and have a tour there.
Don't miss it if you're close to the city!

Thank ChSoul
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Not far away from the city (8km),a great historical place (Ahaia Clauss),classical sightseeing with excellent view,old barrels,but in a dereliction condition.

1  Thank Pantelis K
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

It used to be the only producer of the famous "Mavrodafni" sweet wine. Now a days, there are some other in the area producing it, but the taste doesn't compare.
The winery itself is beautiful, and even if you are not interested in buying any wine, it is worth a visit. It has beautiful view over the city of Patras. The guided visit is also a nice experience.

Thank oty01
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the home of 'Mavrodaphe of Patras', a sweet port-style dessert wine. Look up "Ahaia Clauss" for the history. If you have a car, it's a pleasant tour of the winery with wine-tasting thrown in where you have a view over the city of Patra.

1  Thank Colin M
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