Pol Roger Portfolio was founded in 1990 and since its foundation has grown to represent high quality, predominantly family owned producers of first-class wines and spirits beyond the much-loved champagne to which it owes its name.
The outstanding range of producers represented by the Portfolio now comprises Champagne Pol Roger, Bodegas Artadi, Joseph Drouhin, Domaine Josmeyer, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Staglin Family Vineyard, Abreu, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Gallica and Crown Estates as well as Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt.
Champagne Pol Roger -The Maison has been producing exceptional champagne for 170 years. To this day the house remains small, family-owned, fiercely independent and unrivalled in its reputation for quality. Indeed, it is this quality which brought about Sir Winston Churchill’s lifelong attachment to Pol Roger, who famously insisted “In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it”.
Abreu Vineyards – David Abreu has painstakingly cultivated a style of winemaking in the Napa Valley over 30 years, focusing on the vineyards, soils and fruit, that has, deservedly gained him celebrity. Born and bred in the Napa Valley, he produces iconic, single vineyard wines from his 28 hectares of vineyard in the Napa Valley.
Bodegas Artadi – Artadi dates back to 1981 when its current owner, Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, together with his family and thirteen local growers founded Artadi in the heart of Alava. Artadi’s primary focus is to produce inimitable wines; this they achieve with a respect for their rich historical heritage, a love of and deference to nature, and by championing the unique personalities of their wines.
Dalla Valle – Overlooking the Napa Valley floor from a hillside terrace, 400 feet above the Silverado Trail in Oakville, this exceptional acreage has continually distinguished itself as an ideal site for producing some of the world’s finest wines, since Gustav and Naoko purchased the property in 1982.
Gallica – Rosemary Cakebread has justifiably carved out a name for herself as a highly-regarded winemaker in the Napa Valley. Gallica, nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, is a small family-run winemaking endeavour, with Rosemary at the helm.
Glenfarclas Single Malt – In 1865, Glenfarclas distillery, nestled in the heart of Speyside, was purchased by a cattle breeder by the name of John Grant. Times may have changed, but it’s what has stayed the same that makes Glenfarclas unique: the six generations of Grant family pride and the revered quality of their famous Single Malt Whisky.
Grand Tokaj – Grand Tokaj owns 70 hectares of vineyard in Hungary’s world renowned Tokaj-Hegyyalja, Unesco World Heritage. The winery is currently undergoing significant renovation as part of its ongoing commitment to quality winemaking. Grand Tokaj is best known for its sweet Aszú wines which are made using traditional winemaking techniques dating back to the 1630’s.
Josmeyer – Sisters Isabelle and Celine Meyer have been at the helm of the ground-breaking Josmeyer estate since 2016 when they inherited the 25 hectares of prime Alsatian vineyard from their late father Jean. Domaine Josmeyer was an early pioneer in biodynamic principles, officially recognised in 2000 but practitioners long before then.
Maison Joseph Drouhin – Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has been in the hands of the Drouhin family. Today, the fourth generation are custodians of the estate, buoyed by the same passion that first inspired their great grandfather and founder of the company. Drouhin’s foremost concern is to express the exact character of each terroir. A fixation which led them to adopt biodynamic practices in 1993; only natural products are used in the vineyards and all procedures show the utmost respect for the soil, the vines and the environment.
Robert Sinskey Vineyards – Robert Sinskey Vineyards is a family-owned and run winery, founded in 1988, of over 200 acres of exceptional vineyard based in the Los Carneros and Stags Leap districts of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Staglin Family Vineyard – Founded in 1985 by Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, the Staglin Family view themselves modestly as ‘stewards’ of their historic Rutherford Bench estate in the Napa Valley, which dates back to 1868.