Born in Stuttgart, Robert Aldwin Schlumberger (1814-1879) was the founder of the famous Austrian wine-growing estate. He studied at Reims in the oldest Champagne house Ruinart Pere et Fils, the art of champagne making. For a Rhine cruise, he met his future wife, Sophie, gave up his secure position at Reims in 1842 and moved to Vienna. In a basement in the Viennese district of Josefov, he made the first attempts by the Lower Austrian wines. In 1843 he purchased his first vineyards as the still existing vineyard Goldeck in Bad Vöslau in the Thermenregion . There he planted the first in the heartland of Sparkling wine with bottle-fermented by the méthode champenoise , the one time outside of France nor Champagne could call. Just as he had learned in France, he knows this kelterte from the red variety Kékoportó (blanc de noirs). On 17 June 1846 was Schlumberger's "Vöslauer sparkling white wine" was first presented. He was a phenomenal success and was exported from the year 1850 in all European countries to Turkey, India, Australia and North America. Schlumberger products were carried along with the ship's circumnavigation of the Austrian "Novara" of 1857 to 1859.Informationen zu "Schlumberger Wein- und Sektkellerei AG" im Wein-Plus Weinführer
At the turn of 19 the 20th Century, there were no world class hotel and not a luxury passenger ship that did not wine and sparkling wine made by Schlumberger. The wines were considered the greatest French (still and sparkling) equal. The name "Vöslauer Goldeck" is the oldest protected wine brand in Austria. In 1878, Schlumberger was awarded for his contribution to the noble title of Goldeck. After his death, his heirs on the estate, it is now converted into a corporation with headquarters in Vienna and Bad Vöslau Holy City. In October 2009, the competitors were Kattus 100 percent of the shares of Hochriegl wine and sparkling wine production GmbH, including all machinery and Hochriegl brands acquired.
It will produce a wide range of sects after the champagne method. This is done under the traditional name of "Schlumberger" in white and pink (Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir) and "Goldeck" as a varietal Riesling sparkling wine, the base wine for sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Veltliner are of 400 Austrian winemakers partner, relative, it can also be purchased grapes. The so-called Point Winery bottom of the bottle Schlumberger guarantees the traditional process, with a händischen Remuage (VIBRATOR by hand). From the vineyards in Bad Vöslau is available exclusively for the hospitality of the wine "cellar Schlumberger private" (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon). Of the approximately ten acres of vineyards in Bad Vöslau be partly in barriques of red wine "private cellar" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) pressed. The reason for the wine brand "Hochriegl" come from the Weinviertel , Mainly around Poysdorf and from Burgenland (district Andau). The annual production of the house Schlumberger is about 5.5 million bottles of champagne
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