Achaia Clauss is Greece’s oldest winery. It was founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss and is famous for its fortified red wine, Mavrodaphne.
Through the years many important people have visited Achaia Clauss: Otto von Bismarck, Franz Liszt, Eleutherios Venizelos, Melina Merkouri, empress Sissy of Austria, General Montgomery, Alexander Fleming, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pavlos Koundouriotis, Aristotelis Onassis, Omar Sharif, King Gustav Adolf of Sweden, Kings George I, Konstantinos I and George II of Greece, Queen Alexandra of Great Britain, Queen Louise of Sweden, Queens Olga and Sofia of Greece, princess Marie Bonaparte of Greece and Denmark, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Nadia Comaneci, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Manolis Glezos, Agnes Baltsa, Karolos Papoulias.
You can see many photos of the winery’s facilities and some of the old carved Mavrodaphne filled barrels that are dedicated to the visits of many famous people here:
You can read more about the winery and learn about its wines by following these links:
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