Since 1803, the city of Lausanne sells its Vins de Lausanne by auctioning, organized on the 2nd Saturday of December. It is the oldest wine auctioning in Europe, a living tradition registered in the Vaud intangible cultural Heritage.
This sale takes place in the emblematic Salle des Deux-Cents in the Lausanne city hall on Place de la Palud. It is the only opportunity of the year to purchase historical range lots of wines from the city of Lausanne.
Before the sale, there will be 2 evenings in which you will have the opportunity to taste vintages from the current year, as well as all the other wines from the city of Lausanne.
Crédit photos | Francesca Palazzi
Dates and hours
Thursday December 12th : 5pm to 8pm : tasting at the municipality’s Carnotzet
Friday December 13th : 5pm to 8pm : tasting at the municipality’s Carnotzet
Saturday December 14th : 8:30am to noon : auction at Lausanne city hall, Place de la Palud 2, 1002 Lausanne (coffee and croissant from 8am)
registration not necessary (16 years old and up for the wine tasting)