Absolute record year

Nuits-Sain-Georges, 15. March 2021 – The 60 Years. Auction of wines from the Hospice de Nuits-Sain-Georges, which will take place on Sunday the 14th. The March 2021 event, held at the Château du Clos de Voujo, was a great success. With a total of €1,923,000, wine auctions are up +19.11% compared to 2020. A new historical record for the Nuits-Sain-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges Cuvée Georges Faiveley was set at €32,000. And the charity game reached a record: 49,380 euros were collected for the Pasteur Institute, presented by French writer Eric Orsenault.

With total proceeds of €1,923,000, the Hospice de Nuits-Saint-Georges 2021 wine auction saw a significant increase in sales, with all proceeds going towards the hospital’s investments. This year 60. The auction, traditionally held at Château Clos de Voujo, saw a 19.11% increase on 2020, despite fewer pizzas (9) going under the hammer and the Corona virus complicating matters. Although there were 9 fewer piercings than last year, there was a lot of interest in the highly anticipated 2020 crop. Sales of 17 vintages of red wine brought in €1,869,000 (+17.51% compared to 2020), while sales of one vintage of white wine (Nuits-Sain-Georges 1er cru Les Terres Blanches – Cuvée Pierre de Pême) brought in €54,000, +125% compared to 2020.


The 2020 Hospice de Nuits vintage attracted many buyers, showing that there is a lot of interest in these wines. Registrations are up 20% from last year (as we have already seen +50% growth for 2019), despite the absence of some international buyers due to the Coronavirus. At €32,000 for the Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru Les Saint-Georges Cuvée Georges Faiveley, this 60th edition of the Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru was the most successful of its kind. The auction set a new record in the history of auctions.


Piers de Charite – 228 litres of Nuits-Sain-Georges Premier Cru Les Saint-Georges, destined for a 3rd harvest. The year sold by subscription went under the hammer for € 49,380, a new all-time record. This amount will be donated to the Pasteur Institute, which was selected during this year’s auction. Proceeds from the sale of the endowment will be used to develop pandemic risk assessment tools to better identify potentially emerging viruses and the most appropriate candidate vaccines to combat them.

Eric Orsenna, Ambassador of the Institut Pasteur and of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes, reacted to the announcement of this exceptional amount:
It is my special pleasure and honor to be the sponsor of the 60th Anniversary. Auction of charity wines from Nuits St Georges to support the research programme on influenza developed at the Pasteur Institute. The generosity of the bidders who managed to raise the incredible sum of 49,380 euros makes perfect sense, given that the work of Louis Pasteur, physician, chemist and wine visionary, has so much to do with wine production. On behalf of the entire staff of the Institute, I thank you for your support, because only through our joint efforts will we be able to continue our research!


The Hospices de Nuits-Sain-Georges is a wine hospital founded in 1270, two centuries before its famous neighbor, the Hospices de Beaune (founded in 1443). Less known but equally prestigious is the Hospice de Nuits-Saint-Georges, which works in exactly the same way, combining medical activities with a prestigious wine estate. This estate of 12.4 hectares around the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges is also sold on the 2nd. On the Sunday in March, after the harvest, his entire crop is auctioned. The following items are available for sale: Nuits-Saint-Georges (village), Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru and Gervais-Chambertin (village)

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