‘In success you deserve it and in defeat, you need it.’
Pol Roger Champagne
"First thing first. Get the Champagne"
- Sir Winston Churchill
The house of Pol Roger is among the long-established and traditional family enterprises in the Champagne region of France. It was founded in January 1849 in the town of Aÿ by the 18 year old Pol Roger under the single name of Roger. In 1851, the company moved to Épernay where they still reside to this day. In the beginning, they did not own vineyards and produced exclusively for other large houses like Perrier Jouët or Moët & Chandon. However, by 1855 Pol Roger had acquired his own vineyards and decided to produce sparkling wine under his own label. He decided to focus on Brut Champagne since this was the kind the British preferred.
Raising Star of Champagne
Deutz, formerly known as Deutz Geldermann,has its roots in Ay, one of Champagne’s historic and most renowned terroir.The house was founded in 1838 through the association of William Deutz with Pierre-Hubert Geldermann, both wine merchants from Aix-La Chapelle.Convinced that a fine vineyard was the cornerstone of great wines, Geldermann, a Champagne salesman, and Deutz, a negociant, started buying top quality plots and making wine. By combining their technical expertise, knowledge of markets and will to succeed, they developed the firm internationally.
Champagne G.H Martel
The personality of G.H. Martel & C° Champagne is based on the know-how of the Rapeneau family, which has been involved in making this white wine for four generations. Cellar-master and oenologist, Christophe, Bernard’s younger son, now runs the House, while his older son, Jean-François, is responsible for the sales development of the brand.