In 1816, Robert Schlumberger found himself in Reims, Champagne, where he rose to Chef de Cave at the famous Ruinart Peré et Fils.

Following the love of his life to Austria, he leased his own vineyards and Schlumberger. The winery gained huge acclaim in 1862 when his wines were served to our very own Queen Victoria! His wines subsequently became the sparkling tipple of royalty. Today the traditional method is still maintained, for a very elegant alternative to Champagne.