Austrian sparkling wine tradition
The Schlumberger house looks back on 170 years of history, during which it established itself as one of the most popular sparkling wine brands in Austria.
The story begins with Robert Schlumberger, a German merchant who traveled to France in the first half of the 19th century and discovered his love for champagne there. At the oldest champagne winery "Ruinart Pere & Fils" in Reims, he quickly became the cellar master. Love brought him to Austria: he married a young Viennese woman and settled in Vöslau, where he saw the best basis for his goal: to make Austrian sparkling wine according to the Méthode Traditionnelle, as he had learned to do in Champagne.
From the founding of the Schlumberger house in 1842, it did not take long for sparkling wines to become favorites of Viennese society and to receive numerous awards. The winery was also given the honor of being able to call itself “Imperial and Royal Supplier”. To this day Schlumberger stands for 100% Austrian sparkling wine, for tingling enjoyment and harmony.
The finest sparkling wine is still made according to the tried and tested traditional bottle fermentation. The process, which lasts up to four years, from the assemblage of the base wines to storage on the yeast to the famous “shaking and turning” of the sparkling wines, is characterized by the greatest care and elaborate manual work at Schlumberger.