The winery is located in the municipality of Guebwiller (Haut-Rhin) in the French wine-growing region of Alsace. The Schlumberger family, originally from Baden-Württemberg in Germany, immigrated to Alsace in the 16th century. The first generations were still engaged in the production of dyed cotton fabrics. The estate was founded in 1810 by Nicolas Schlumberger (1782-1867) with 20 hectares of vineyards. Today, Alsace's largest winery covers 140 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Guebwiller and Rouffach at the southern end of the region. Half of these are Grand Cru sites. The Grand Cru varieties Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat d'Alsace (Muscat Blanc) and Pinot Gris, as well as Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Sylvaner are cultivated. The wines under the AOC Alsace Grand Cru come from the Kessler, Kitterlé, Saering and Spiegel sites. The high-class Vendanges Tardives (late harvests) and Sélection de Grains Nobles (dry berry selections from noble rotten berries) are named after various family members "Anne", "Christine" and "Clarice".