We invite you to watch this great video made by auction house Christies, who is behind the hammer since 2005 for every auction of the Hospices de Beaune estate, taking place on the 3d Sunday of November every year. This video includes a testimonial from Alberic Bichot and how, as the #1 buyer at the auction for the last 20 years, we allow to buy those outstanding Burgundy wines en primeur from just one bottle or a full barrel (288 bottles).
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, 50 cuvées (wines) 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 157th Hospices de Beaune wine sale will take place on 19 November 2017, 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.