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The major event in Burgundy winegrowingHospices de Beaune 2024 wine sale

Beaune Wine Auction 2023

The 163rd Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale ended with the second best result ever after the historic year of 2022.

Let’s meet again for the 164th Wine Sale, which will take place on November 17, 2024. Festivities take place all weekend long, starting on Friday November 15.

Funfair, exceptional tastings at wineries and estates, gourmet market, parades of folk groups, gala dinners….

During the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale weekend

Where to taste Burgundy wines?

A major celebration of Burgundy wines, the weekend of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale is the ideal time to come and taste Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté or Crémant de Bourgogne.

Numerous cellars in Beaune offer exceptional tastings during this moment of sharing. Grand crus, exceptional vintages, rarities, unusual or remarkable wines, the treasures come out of the shadows.

The winemakers also open their estates to welcome you in a very special atmosphere. This is an exceptional weekend in Burgundy.

President, Charity Room, Charities....

Highlights of the 163rd Wine Sale

of the Hospices de Beaune
La Pièce de Charité 2023
1 Mazis-Chambertin

This Côte de Nuits grand cru will be the pièce de Charité. The barrel is made by Tonnellerie Cadus, from bicentenary oak. The same wood that forms the new spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Beneficiary associations
Aging well is the theme of this year's wine sale

The Fondation pour la recherche médicale (FRM) and the Initiative de recherche pour une longévité en bonne santé (IRLB) will be the two associations benefiting from the sale of the Charité coin.

The Chairmenof the 163rd Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale
Thierry Lhermitte and Michel Cymes

were the Presidents of the 2023 Wine Sale. Thierry Lhermitte is also the patron of the FRM(Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale), one of the two associations benefiting from the sale of the 2023 Charity Piece.

As for Michel Cymes, doctor and presenter, he’s a great team-mate to raise the stakes in good spirits.

Key figures for Auction 2023

The record set in 2022 seemed unattainable, and so it proved for this 163rd Hospices de Beaune wine sale. Nevertheless, 2023 ranks as the second best sale of all time. Ludivine Griveau predicted an exceptional vintage. The buyers trusted her.

Charity coin auction350 000€

Despite the offer of a tête-à-tête dinner with Adriana Karembeu, bidding for the charity piece fell well short of the all-time record set in 2022 (€810,000).

Red wine sales14 551 000€

The 574 pieces of red wine sold for over €14 million. The average price per bottle (288 bottles) was €25,350 (€88 per bottle).

White wine sales8 670 000€

The 179 pieces of white wine sold for over €8 million. The average price per bottle (288 bottles) was €30,838 (€172 per bottle).

Total sales23 279 300€

The Hospices Civils de Beaune can count on the 23 million euros to plan future investments in the Hôpital de Beaune.

A look back at the 162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale

A record-breaking year

Take a look at how this exceptional sale unfolded. This first edition of the sale, led by Sotheby’s, will long live in the annals of the Hospices de Beaune.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this global event and feel all the emotion of an extraordinary charity sale by viewing the video of the event.

162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale
162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale
Vidéo de la 162ème Vente des Vins des Hospices de Beaune

Oenology and gastronomy

Auctions for professionals, tastings for everyone

Wine tasting

The Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale is reserved for professionals. Nevertheless, the Wine Sale Weekend is an opportunity to take part in unrivalled tastings at the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, wine merchants and estates in and around Beaune.

Reservations for tastings will go online in September 2024. If you would like to receive our special Wine Sale newsletters, please subscribe to our mailing list.

We look forward toseeing you at the 164th Vente des Vins, on the weekend of November 15-17, 2024.

Gala dinners

Wine professionals and connoisseurs gather for gala dinners at the estates to celebrate the great Burgundy wine festival: the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale.

The great wine houses organize gala dinners and evenings that are a jovial and convivial reflection of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines. Some of these events are reserved for professionals only, while others are open to the general public, by reservation only.

Most are published on our website from summer to September.

Celebrating with the family

During the Wine Sale Weekend

A great family celebration

There’s something for everyone this November weekend at the Festivinales. Grown-ups can visit the wine cellars or indulge in the snail or beef bourguignon stalls at the gourmet market, while the little ones twirl around as the folk groups pass by. And the whole family can have fun at the funfair set up in Place Madeleine.

Frequently asked questions

for the 2023 Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
  • How can I take part in the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction?

    Registration for the Wine Sale is open to both professionals and private individuals. However, on the day of the sale, only pieces of wine are offered for sale. A piece of wine corresponds to 288 bottles.

    Nevertheless, wine lovers can purchase a single bottle, or a few of the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune wines, via the Maison Albert Bichot, for example.

    And if you’d like to buy a whole bottle, there are 4 ways to take part in the auction:

    • Before the day of the Auction: send your written bid or purchase order to Sotheby’s before the sale. This order will be executed by the auctioneer during the sale. You can contact Sotheby’s for further information, see contacts below.
    • Live, at Les Halles de Beaune: reserve your seats with Sotheby’s
    • By telephone, you can bid during the Sale with a Sotheby’s contact.
    • By Internet, on the Sotheby’s website from your account
    • Through a Burgundy wine merchant


  • I would like to contact Sotheby's or Hospices de Beaune

    For any professional contact regarding the Wine Auction, please contact Sotheby ‘s or one of their representatives:


    • Celian Ravel d’Estienne – Director, Head of Auction Sales, France

    +33 (0)6 16 52 69 84

    • Frederic Guyot du Repaire – Deputy Head of Wine, EMEA

    +44 20 7293 5047

    • Tristan Roznowski – Project Manager, Sotheby’s Wine

    +33 (0)6 08 93 62 06

  • How to taste the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune wines offered at the Wine Sale?

    The Domaine des Hospices de Beaune will be offering tasting sessions for professionals and wine lovers alike.

    For wine professionals

    Tastings are organized prior to the Wine Sale. They concern the cuvées offered for sale. They take place at the Cuverie du Domaine viticole des Hospices de Beaune, Avenue des Stades, Beaune.

    They are reserved for buyers and professionals, and are open on presentation of a personalized invitation sent by the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune.

    For amateurs

    In Beaune, wine lovers can take part in a tasting of 10 cuvées selected from the reserve wines of the Domaine Viticole des Hospices de Beaune. Reservations are not required for these tastings. Often popular with Beaune locals and wine lovers alike, you’ll need to be patient. They generally take place on Saturday mornings and afternoons, and on Sunday mornings. To find out more, you’ll have to wait until October, when the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune will announce these tastings to the general public.

    To receive our special Wine Sale Newsletter, please subscribe to our mailing list.

  • How to reserve for the Wine Sale weekend tastings?

    You can book your tastings directly with the cellars and estates of the Côte de Beaune and Hautes Côtes de Beaune. But the easiest way is still to go through the Tourist Office. You can compare the tasting experiences offered by estates, wine houses and wine merchants in Beaune, Meursault, Pommard, Santenay…

    There are two easy ways to book your tastings with the Tourist Office:

  • Who owns the Domaine Viticole des Hospices de Beaune?

    The Hospices Civils de Beaune owns the Hospices de Beaune wine estate. This is the city of Beaune’s hospital institution, and has been since 1443, when Nicolas Rollin and Guigone de Salins founded the Hôtel-Dieu.

    Discover the incredible story of this couple who revolutionized hospital care in Beaune and Burgundy.


  • What is the auction record for the Hospices de Beaune?

    In 2022, at the 162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, all records were broken:

    • 32 million Euros (€29,788,500 excluding fees) for all 802 pieces sold. This is not only a record for the Beaune sale, but also a world record for a charity wine auction.
    • 810,000 Euros for the charity piece (pièce des présidents), supported by the two presidents: Benoît Magimel and Flavie Flament.
  • Which charities benefited from the record-breaking sale of the Charity Coin?

    The incredible sum of €810,000 was donated to two associations dedicated to helping children:

  • Who won the exceptional charity auction in 2022?

    The charity coin, or Pièce des Présidents, had a very special symbolism for the 162nd edition of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction. The death of Louis-Fabrice Latour, Burgundy wine merchant and emblematic figure of Burgundy winegrowing, a month before the sale, particularly moved the Beaune and Pays Beaunois winegrowing community.

    To pay tribute to him, Louis Latour and Joseph Drouhin, along with other Burgundy wine houses (Badet Clément, Albert Bichot, Groupe Boisset, Bouchard Père et Fils, Champy, Chanson, Joseph Drouhin, Faiveley, Louis Jadot, Olivier Leflaive, Patriarche and Veuve Ambal), won the auction for the piece of Corton Grand Cru, offered in a barrel specially made by the Maison Latour cooperage.

    This outpouring of generosity is in keeping with the tradition of charity that has underpinned the values of the Hospices de Beaune since their creation in 1443.

    In 2023, the charity piece was acquired by Mr. Poelaert, owner of Château de Couches, for €350,000.

  • How can I attend the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale live?

    To enter the “sacrosanct” auction venue, you must first register:

    Individuals can also register with Sotheby’s to obtain seats if available. A secondary auction room located in the heart of the Hôtel-Dieu, in the Salle des Pôvres, is open to welcome the public registered before the sale.

    The show also takes place outside, on the Place de la Halle, where a giant screen is set up in front of the Hôtel-Dieu facade. Every year, hundreds of beaunois and wine-lovers come out to cheer and applaud the buyers.

    Sotheby’s and the Domaine des Hospices Civils de Beaune broadcast the sale on their Youtube channel. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest information.


  • What is the average price of a piece of wine sold at auction in Beaune?

    One pièce de vin is equivalent to 228 liters of wine. The 802 pieces of wine were sold for a total of €32 million. This gives an average price of €39,900 per piece, or €175 per liter, or around €131 per bottle. Suffice to say, the “Hospices de Beaune” label is a guarantee of a rare and sought-after product.

    The barrels that won the highest bids were pieces of Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Cuvée Dames des Flandres. Buyers needed €300,000 to win the auction for the 5 barrels of this exceptional wine. 2023 confirms interest in this extraordinary wine, with price up 14%.

    The year 2023 was slightly below the historical records of 2022. The average price for a liter of Burgundy wine, including red and white wines, was “only” €136, or €107 per bottle.



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