Monday, January 27, 2014

Achaia Clauss

Achaia Clauss is the oldest and most famous ambassador of Greece to the world of winemaking.Bavarian Gustav Clauss, captivated by the cultural refinement of Patra, the capital of Achaia, a region in the Peloponnese, in Southern Greece, and the lively tastes of its vineyards, he decided to establish the first wine estate in Greece (1854). 








He built 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. In 1873 we see the birth of one of the most famous Greek wines, i.e. Mavrodaphne, which is a warm, full- bodied, sweet desert wine with its wonderful violet colour. 










The Achaia Clauss factory has numerous storage areas with a total capacity of about 7.500 tonnes. The most significant cellar within the premises of the old factory is the Imperial Cellar, in which every barrel has its history, some are dedicated to Greek and foreign Kings, Ecclesiastical hierarchs (including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew) and countless secular leaders from around the world. 







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