Hospices de Beaune
Attending Winemaker: Ludivine Griveau
Begun in the 15th century by Chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin, the Hospices de Beaune was created to aid the sick and poor. Today, it is a public health establishment that owns diverse urban and rural properties, among which the most valuable are high-quality vineyards holdings. The estate includes close to 60 hectares of land, 50 hectares of which are dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They produce 30 cuvées of red wine and 13 of white. Since its creation, a large part of the hospital’s funds have come from their vines.Their wines were sold for the first time by auction in 1795, and the tradition has continued into today as the most famous charitable wine auction in the world. The auction, La Paulée de Meursault and a celebratory dinner at famous Burgundy landmark the Clos Vougeot, make up the three-day annual wine festival called Les Trois Glorieuses. La Paulée de New York was inspired by this original Burgundian celebration of the end of harvest.