In 1855 Pol Roger started the production of sparkling wine; by the time of his death in 1899 his company in Épernay had established a good reputation. Pol Roger champagnes were getting popular among French aristocrats and champagne lovers abroad.
The British market was especially important: statesman and future prime minister Winston Churchill was an enthusiastic fan of the champagne brand. The relationship between the champagne family and Churchill became so close that the prestige cuvee was named after him. In 1984 Pol Roger introduced cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, a champagne made of vintage 1975. Since then the domain produces this cuvee in very good vintage years and releases the champagne after about ten years in cellar.