On the occasion of the 161st edition, the profits from the sale of the charity auction “Pièce des Présidents” will be donated to two associations that work to support women’s causes:
- The National Federation for Women’s Solidarity, sponsored by French actress Jeanne Balibar, works to combat violence against women; and
- The Curie Institute, sponsored by French actor Pio Marmaï (seen in the movie Back to Burgundy), supports medical research against breast cancer.
In addition to supporting charitable causes (established in 1978), the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction also enables investments to be made to meet the health needs of the region, namely the improvement of medical equipment and the modernization of infrastructures. The completion of the reconstruction of the Philippe le Bon Hospital represents an investment of 70 million euros spread over the next 6 years.
This is the first time the Hospices de Beaune has partnered with Sotheby’s and will be presenting 349 barrels for sale:
293 barrels and 2 half-barrels of red wine
56 barrels and 3 half-barrels of white wine
The 148th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne brings together some 700 estates, producers and cooperatives, who will be offering their latest vintage for tasting. In total around 3,000 wines will be on offer.
Date: Sunday 21st November
Time 2.30pm – 161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale
Location: Halles de Beaune, Place de l’Hôtel Dieu, Entrance B for journalists and others – (invitation only)
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