Hospices de Beaune

Hospices de Beaune

In 1443 Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor the Duchy of Burgundy began construction of the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, site of what was to become a charitable hospital now known as the Hospices de Beaune. Such charitable organisations need endowments to support them and across the years many donors bequeathed vineyards to the Hospices.

In 1859 for the first time the wines of the new vintage from these holdings were sold at auction. Now the hospices de Beaune wine auction is held on the 3rd Sunday in November every year, acting as major moment of Burgundian pageantry and the focal point for launching the new vintage. The Hôtel-Dieu only ceased to function as a working hospital in 1952, while the wines continued to be made and raised on site until the building of a new cuverie on the edge of the town in 1994.

In 2005 the bold move was taken to replace the local auctioneer with Christie’s , led by Burgundy wine expert Anthony Hanson MW. Barrels can be now purchased rather than multiple lots.

The cuvees take their names either from the benefactors, or from famous figures in the history of the Hospices over the last five centuries and more.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

See more filters
Available by the case In Bond. Pricing excludes duty and VAT, which must be paid separately before delivery. Find out more.
Available in bond
2009 Pommard Dames de la Charité 1er Cru Hospices de Beaune
Red
2009
For Laying Down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
Find out more
Available in bond
2010 Volnay Santenots, Cuvée Gauvain, Hospices de Beaune
Red
2010
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
Find out more
Available in bond
2012 Volnay Santenots, Jehan de Massol, 1er Cru, Hospices de Beaune
Red
2012
For Laying Down
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
Find out more