When & where it all started
La Paulée is a Burgundian celebration held at the end of the grape harvest each year. Revived in 1923 by Jules Lafon, one of Burgundy’s most respected wine growers, it’s part of Les Trois Glorieuses, “the three glorious days”, that take place around Beaune on the third weekend of each November.
The first day centers on a Saturday banquet hosted by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin at the Château du Clos Vougeot. On the Sunday, the renowned auction of Hospices de Beaune wines is held in the beautiful fifteenth century Hôtel-Dieu. The grand finale of this oenophilic trilogy is La Paulée, held at the Château de Meursault, a grand gala attended by Meursault growers and producers along with other wine connoisseurs, bringing their own wines to be opened and shared.
Since 2000 the La Paulée tradition has found a second home in the US, held each year in New York and San Francisco respectively. It’s hosted by Daniel Johnnes, the founder of La Paulée de New York and San Francisco, and Wine Director of Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group. Bringing together growers, producers, collectors and the finest sommeliers in the world to celebrate the great wines of Burgundy.
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