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Pol Roger

The champagne house was founded in 1849 by Paul Roger (1831-1899) in Éperney. His sons Maurice and Georges changed the family name to Pol-Roger according to Paul's French pronunciation. In the beginning there was no own vineyard or cellar, but wines were made for other champagne houses. Only many years later was production and marketing under its own name. The focus was specifically on the English market, the first bottles were exported in 1876. Today's property comprises around 85 hectares of vineyards in the best locations, from where a third of the production comes.

The created in 1984 Cuvée de Prestige is called "Sir Winston Churchill" and is assembled from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The name was given in honor of the English politician (1874-1965). He preferred to drink champagne from this house and gave his racehorse the name "Odette Pol-Roger" after a family member he valued. After Churchill's death, the company provided its labels with black borders for 25 years. Pol Roger is one of the few champagne houses that have remained in the family. Today's boss Hubert de Billy comes from the fifth generation. The company is a member of the renowned association PFV (Primum Familiae Vini).

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