In order to guarantee everyone’s health safety and the smooth running of the 160th Hospices de Beaune wine sale, the Hospices Civils de Beaune and Christie’s are making adjustments and ask the participants present under the Halles to commit to respecting a strict health protocol.
The health context in which we are operating gives this anniversary sale an unprecedented symbolic significance. The commitment and courage of the hospital workers, mobilized on the front line to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, make it possible to respond to the health needs of the population, and to get through this crisis, exceptional in its scope and duration. All French hospital workers are expecting the sale to continue with professionals present under the Halles.
The profits from the sale of the 2020 charity barrel will be used to finance exceptional non-refundable grants related to Covid-19 for hospital patients who have been severely impacted by the health crisis, as well as for the children of deceased agents.
The Bourgogne wine houses have been mobilized for several months for this exceptional sale. Its holding and the auction will also show the world that our country and Bourgogne continue to work and produce.