SCHLUMBERGER – TRADITION & INNOVATION SINCE 1842
ROBERT ALWIN SCHLUMBERGER: THE PIONEER IN WINE AND SPARKLING WINE IN AUSTRIA!
“A series of trials of Austrian wines led to my conviction that it is also possible to produce sparkling wines in Austria, that are of such high quality and perfection that they may proudly stand alongside those from Champagne.” – ROBERT ALWIN SCHLUMBERGER, 1842
The history of the Schlumberger family business begins with Robert Alwin Schlumberger, a 19th century pioneer who revolutionised the production of wine and sparkling wine in Austria. Schlumberger previously spent many years as cellar master and production manager of Ruinart Père et Fils, France’s oldest Champagne house. He then brought the Champagne method to Austria founded the first and most traditional sparkling wine cellar in 1842. As a red wine connoisseur,he was also the first to introduce Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties to Austria. Talented and respected, he managed to get his “Sparkling Vöslauer” selected for the wine list of Queen Victoria of England at the 1862 World Fair in London. In Vienna, Schlumberger became the “Royal beverage” and a favourite in Viennese society. Robert A. Schlumberger was appointed a supplier to the Royal and Imperial Court (k.u.k. Hoflieferant), and in 1878, he ascended to hereditary nobility as “Edler von Goldeck”.
SCHLUMBERGER VINEYARD, Bad Vöslau
The elegant cuvée is carefully blended in Bad Vöslau, from wines from distinctive Austrian winemakers and vintages and wines made from a selection of grape varieties and specific vineyard sites. The elaborate union of several wines makes it possible to blend the properties of the base wines to a desired optimum. This is achieved by the cellar master and oenologists, who apply their expertise and highly trained palates to make fine adjustments to the diverse characters of the wine, combined with their wealth of many years of experience. The aim is to produce consistently high quality and the characteristic, distinctive Schlumberger house taste through the fine balance of the characters of the wines.
SCHLUMBERGER SPARKLING WINE CELLARS, Vienna
After the fermentation of the yeast is completed, the bottles leave Bad Vöslau, and are brought to the 300 year old Schlumberger cellars in Vienna,
where the further steps for the high-quality sparkling wines take place. After careful riddling and disgorgement, the dosage – a well-kept secret of our cellar master – completes the sparkling delight.
Area: northern Burgenland
Bestseller: Schlumberger Sparkling
Awards: Schlumberger Rosé brut - Salon 2013
Countries we export to: Germany, Switzerland