The champagne itself is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important pioneer for Champagne wine. Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He was the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines and deal with a number of their imperfections.
Produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon, the first vintage of Dom Pérignon was made in 1921 but didn't become available for sale until 1936. To this day, Dom Pérignon serves as its house's prestige champagne and continues to deliver with its high quality.