A venerable institution
Thanks to donations from generous benefactors, the Hospices de Beaune is the proprietor of a prestigious estate (60 hectares), whose wines are put up for auction each year, in support of charity. This charity auction, the oldest in the world, has existed since 1859 and takes place each year on the 3rd Sunday in November. Forty-eight cuvées are available, each bearing the name of its donator.
For over fifteen years, we have been the leading buyer at this world-renowned auction. It is part of our role, as a great Burgundy wine house, to ensure that our region and its wines are promoted on the international scene and to support charity organizations. There is a very old link that connects the House with the Hospices, because we bought our first barrel in 1876!
Since 2009, we have made it possible for you to purchase the great estate wines from Domaine des Hospices de Beaune en primeur, even if you wish to purchase just one bottle. For more information, visit http://www.hospices-beaune.com/