150 years of experience at the Hospices de Beaune auction
Albert Bichot has been buying at the auction since 1876. We have built up a real expertise in the three key stages of the process: selection of the wines, bidding at the optimal price, very precise ageing process in our cellars, inspiring the loyalty and trust of demanding customers and wine lovers from all around the world. Consequently, we have been the number one buyer at the auction for the last 25 years.
We have been the Hospices de Beaune auction’s top buyer for the last 25 years. Our high standards, our savoir-faire and our values have contributed to the achievement of this status of which we are extremely proud. In order to share this heritage, we created the www.hospices-beaune.com website in 2009.
It allows wine lovers and wine trade professionals to take part in the Hospices de Beaune auction online, in just a few clicks. You can register for the next auction of the most famous charity sale in the wine world, for the purchase of just a single bottle or an entire barrel (288 bottles)
Values shared with the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune: solidarity and humanity
Our status as the top buyer comes primarily from the fact that our company truly shares the Hospices’ values of solidarity and charity. This is not surprising when you know that Albéric Bichot himself was born in the Hôtel-Dieu! And he has been able to spread his own generous spirit: several customers have bought the Charity Barrel (in 2004, 2008 and 2012) whose proceeds go to various different charities each year. This is both the spirit of Burgundy and the spirit of Albert Bichot.
Albert Bichot and the President charity barrel, a story dear to our heart
Many customers have bought at the auction a very specific barrel, given by the Hospices and sold to the benefit of one or several charities.