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The vineyards of Domaines Schlumberger were originally planted by the Romans and were later controlled by the Prince Abbotts of Murbach, an order of monks who established their seat at the town of Guebwiller in the southern end of Alsace. When the estates of the Abbey were put up for sale after the French Revolution, a local mill owner named Nicolas Schlumberger purchased 20 hectares.

These impressive holdings are the result of efforts devoted over six successive generations of the Schlumberger family. Many growers gave up their property in the late 1800s as they became involved in industrial and commercial activities, leaving the vines to languish untended. In the beginning of the 20th Century, phylloxera further ravaged the vineyards, and war completed the devastation.

In 1911, Ernest Schlumberger undertook the rebuilding of not only the familial vineyards, but the whole of Guebwiller. Over the years, he pieced together more than 2,500 parcels abandoned by their owners. In time, the small domains grew from an original 20 hectares to its present 135 hectares. Today, Schlumberger wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in these estate vineyards. phylloxera further ravaged the vineyards, and war completed the devastation.

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Region : France
Year Of Establishment : 1810
Ranges :
  • Les Princes Abbés - Offering the 7 Alsatian grape varieties. Each vintage benefits from grapes of high quality.
  • Les Grands Cru - Jewel of the Domaine Schlumberger, offering 3 varieties: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer
  • Les Cuvées de Collection - From Late Harvest or from Selection de Grains Nobles, these wines are rarities and produced only in exceptional years

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