Cellier de la Cabiote - Vente des vins des Hospices de Beaune 2022
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The Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune 2022 - 20 November 2022: discover the most famous charity wine auction in the World!
The 162st Wine Auction will take place on 18, 19 and 20 November 2022
Numerous activities punctuate this festive weekend: street shows, folkloric parade, gastronomic village and half-marathon through the streets and vineyards of Beaune. The large wine merchant houses of Beaune compete in creativity and organize prestigious tastings: wines of the Hospices, rare vintages, appellations from all over Burgundy and themed or gourmet tastings are all on the programme. In Beaune and on its vineyard area, winemakers offer tastings of older or more recent vintages in their cellars. Gathered together in winemaking brotherhoods or Confréries, they organize gala dinners and inductions of new ambassadors for the wines of Burgundy.
High point of the weekend, it is henceforward organized by Sotheby’s and unfolds on the Sunday afternoon in the market hall of the Halles de Beaune. The wines offered for sale, from a wine domain made up of donations and bequests over more than 500 years, count for more than 60 hectares (150 acres) of vines and of which the majority is classified in Grand Crus and Premier Crus. This charitable wine auction acts as an international barometer for the prestigious wine market and brings together Beaune’s large merchant houses and buyers from the whole World. However, by dint of its charitable vocation, the prices of wines generally go far beyond normal market levels.
The proceeds from the auction are used for the conservation of the heritage and medical structures of the Hospices. After the wine auction, a grand candle-lit dinner is arranged in the mediaeval setting of the Bastion of the Hôtel Dieu.
Each year, the Hospices de Beaune support one or more charities represented by a personality from the world of arts and entertainment. The President's lot* is put up for sale in a traditional and picturesque manner, that is to say, by "candlelight", and the profits are donated to the charity supported.
The last presidents of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale 2021 were Pio Marmai and Jeanne Balibar.
The “President's Piece” is put up for sale in a traditional and picturesque way, that is to say, by "candle", and the profits are donated to the work being supported.
The lot equates to a Burgundy barrel, the equivalent of 228 litres or 300 bottles
The wine auction is at the heart of a veritable Rabelaisian feast and is featured within an event called Les Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne or the Three Days of Glory. It is preceded on the Saturday by a chapter assembly of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin wine fraternity and a dinner at the Clos de Vougeot. It is followed by a luncheon on the Monday, the Paulée at the Château de Meursault. At this last-named traditional feast, each guest brings bottles of wine, giving this event an all-embracing nature and conviviality that are especially Burgundian.
2020 was a truncated edition of the traditional festivities. 2021 saw the return of the folklore parades, the Burgundian village, renamed the Place Gourmande, Place Carnot and in the centre of Beaune.
Tastings at the estates and wine shops can be booked on our website and in our reception offices.
Numerous wine domains habitually organize visits and specific tastings for this weekend of the wine auction. You can nevertheless contact the domains and wine merchants to order bottles to be tasted at home, while waiting to come and meet them.
If you are just too impatient to taste the wines of the Côte de Beaune, discover our virtual tastings offered by certain domains.
The Gala Dinners during the festivities of the Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune.
This is a little like discovering Burgundy from the inside. To take part in a gala dinner in a Burgundian castle is a memorable experience. The other events will appear online on our site as and when finalized.
A sporting rendezvous, the half-marathon brings together more and more runners each year. The 2022 edition of the half-marathon will take place on 19 November.
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We will meet again for a great festive weekend at the 162nd edition in November 2022.
Beaune changes appearance during the Wine Auction. The streets are animated, the people of Beaune all smiling. The three days of the Wine Auction are the ideal occasion for a party.
Between folkloric parades, gourmet food stands of local terroir produce and tastings on every street corner, coming to Beaune for this weekend is how to live Burgundy.
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