An insight into what this historic occasion — held on the third Sunday of November since 1859 — means to the people of Burgundy and to collectors worldwide
The Hospices de Beaune were created more than 550 years ago to provide care for the sick and shelter for the destitute. Thanks to generous benefactors, the Hospices today oversee a domaine of 61 hectares of mostly First and Great Growths. The domaine has become one of the most prestigious in Burgundy, a region whose Climats were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
For over a century, the historic Hospices de Beaune wine sale has given collectors the opportunity to discover exceptional red and white wines, including Beaune, Meursault, Échezeaux and Mazis-Chambertin. This year, more than 48 cuvées will be offered, with something to suit every taste and budget.
All proceeds from the sale benefit medical treatments at the Hospices de Beaune, and the maintenance of its historic listed buildings.
This year, the 156th Hospices de Beaune wine sale will take place on 20 November 2016, and represents a chance to acquire exceptional wines, to be part of a wonderful heritage, and to help the new hospital to offer its patients the best possible care.