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162nd Hospice de Beaune Wine auction

A flagship event for both Bourgogne wines and the wine world

162nd Hospice de Beaune Wine auction

If you are in Bourgogne and if you are available, come to the Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne! It will be open from 18th to 20th November.

This festival takes place at the Palais de Congrès in Beaune and is one of the oldest events of its kind. Here, the whole profession gathers to let you appreciate the latest vintage and the maturity of some older wines. All the appellations of Bourgogne, from Chablisisien / Grand Auxerrois to Mâconnais, and even Beaujolais, including the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise are offered for tasting:  more informations here.

Producers and négociants also organize plenty of tastings in their Domaines and Maisons during the weekend. It is a very good opportunity to discover or rediscover the magic of the terroir of Bourgogne. Click here  to find the details for all those events.
The whole city awaits you for festive moments and tastings at every corner. The list of events is available here.

The highlight of the weekend will be the auction itself, taking place from 2:30pm on Sunday in Les Halles, facing the historical buildings of the Hôtel Dieu. The auction will be held under the auspices of the international auction house Sotheby's.

In its second year of organic conversion, the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune (60 hectares) will offer for sale the 802 Pièces (228l barrels) of wine produced in the 2022 vintage, to benefit the modernization of the institution's hospital equipment and buildings.

On this occasion, the Hospices Civils de Beaune will pay tribute to late Louis-Fabrice Latour through the sale of the Pièce des Présidents: a Corton Grand Cru matured in a special Pièce (barrel) produced by the cooperage of the Maison Louis Latour. It is in this exceptional 228-liter barrel that this Grand Cru will continue its maturation.

This Pièce des Présidents (or Charity barrel) will be sold to benefit two French associations dedicated to the cause of children:

  • Princesse Margot (created in 2012 by Muriel Hattab) accompanies children and adolescents with cancer and helps families through the ordeal of the disease.
  • Vision du Monde helps the most vulnerable children in 12 countries, through 18 programs to fight against the structural causes of poverty.

French actor Benoît Magimel and French TV Broadcaster Flavie Flament will be present to raise the stakes. A third personality is expected to represent Princess Margot.

In the image of the very beautiful vintage 2022, 802 Pièces of wine divided into 51 cuvées will be put on sale. Among these, two new cuvées:

  • Corton Grand Cru, cuvée Les Renardes
  • Beaune Premier Cru, Clos des Mouches, cuvée Hugues et Louis Bétault

The list of events is available here