S otheby’s is delighted to present the 161st Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, to be held at the Halles de Beaune on 21 November 2021. Taking place, as is tradition, on the third Sunday in November, this is the world’s oldest charity auction and most renowned wine auction.
As part of Les Trois Glorieuses, the annual Hospices auction now represents the pinnacle of the calendar in Burgundy and has become a vastly important cultural phenomenon in the region. Frequently comprising 50 different cuvées, the wine auction not only raises important funds to be invested in the medical equipment and the modernization of the hospital institution in the South Côte d’Or territory, but also for service and care of the local community.
Hospices de Beaune | The World's Oldest Charity Wine Auction
In keeping with its founding values, all proceeds from the annual Hospices de Beaune auction continue to support the upkeep of the organisation’s hospitals. In addition, the proceeds for one particular barrel, the Pièce de President, are donated by the Hospices de Beaune to a specially nominated charity every year.
With 50 cuvées offered from across the Hospices’ 60-hectares of holdings, the scope of wines for sale truly suits all tastes and budgets. Taking part in this storied auction offers the opportunity not only to purchase superb Burgundy wines, but also to contribute to one of the world’s truly historic charitable institutions, not to mention to become a part of the history and heritage of Burgundy itself.