Sometimes love is at the core of a Champagne company, and other times a different motive is the reason for the beginnings of a fine House. In the case of Pol Roger, it was a necessity to provide for his family that drove him to begin what would become a journey filled with jubilation and seasons of change. Pol Roger's Father was very ill at the time and the future didn't look good, so it was this Son who set out to make his Father proud and turn the family's misfortune around.
Ay is the place where Pol Roger decided to begin his fledgling business, and once established the House grew in a way that nobody could have foreseen. In 1851, with this success proving too much for the presently small venue to take, the House moved out to Champagne stronghold Epernay. Within the space of five years, Pol Roger knew what he had to do to evolve the House further. He began by increasing the production of Champagne Brut – something which would later develop into a much loved drink all over the World.