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A Guide to Costco Wine

By , January 17th, 2017 | One Comment


Costco Wine
There are some nights you just feel like having a glass of wine but the tasty treat can be an expensive one! It doesn’t have to be though. You can drink Costco wine.

Costco is the number one wine retailer in the United States, according to The Reverse Wine Snob. What is surprising to see is that the Costco wine prices are just like the rest of the prices in the store – low!

Costco is able to keep wine prices 10 to 20 percent lower than other stores because of its membership model. Each person shopping at Costco pays a membership fee which enables the company to keep prices relatively low. Wine being sold in the store is no exception. Costco has decent wine and most are in the under $20 range.

Costco Wine Prices

So, what are Costco wine prices like? They are cheaper than competitors but how much cheaper? According to The Fermented Fruit, Costco wine prices look like this:

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

  • Alma Negra Brut Sparkling Rose Mendoza, $14.99
  • Kirkland Signature Brut Champagne, $19.99
  • La Marca Prosecco, Italy, $11.99
  • Lunetta Prosecco, Italy, $8.49

Chardonnay

  • Cambria Katherine‚Äôs Vineyard Chardonnay, $13.89
  • Kirkland Signature Chablis Premier Cru,¬†$14.99
  • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse White Burgundy, $19.89
  • Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay, $14.69

Sauvignon Blanc

  • Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc, $17.99
  • Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc, $7.49
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc,¬†$12.39
  • Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc, $7.99

Pinot Grigio 

  • Cavit Pinot Grigio 1.5L, $10.89
  • Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, $7.89
  • Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio, $5.99
  • J Vineyards Pinot Gris,¬†$9.99 on sale (Was $11.99)

Other Whites

  • Chateau Petit Roubie Picpoul de Pinet France, $7.89
  • Coppola Sofia Rose, $10.99
  • Martin Codax Albarino Spain, $11.99
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes, $11.99

Cabernet Sauvignon 

  • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet, $22.89
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet, $11.89
  • Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet, $8.99
  • Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet, $11.69

Red Blends

  • Apothem Red Blend, $7.39
  • Kirkland Signature Rutherford Heritage Napa Valley,¬†$13.89
  • Peter Lehman Clancy Red Blend Barossa, $11.59
  • Rasha Claret Semi-Sweet Red Wine, $8.49

Italian Wines

  • Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico, $13,89
  • Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico, $8.49
  • Piccini Chianti Classico, $12.49
  • Villa Antinori Toscana Rosso, $16.69

Spanish & Portuguese Wines

  • Altano Douro, $8.89
  • Kirkland Signature Reserva Rioja, $6.99
  • Mano A Mano Tempranillo, $7.99
  • Tres Picos Red Blend, $11.99

Malbec

  • Alamos Malbec Mendoza, $7.39
  • Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec, $6.99
  • Mendoza Vineyards 1907 Malbec, 9.99
  • Tintonegro Malbec Argentina, $10.79

Merlot

  • Bogle Merlot, $7.39
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot, $11.89
  • Franciscan Estate Merlot Napa Valley, $13.89
  • Kirkland Signature Merlot Columbia Valley, $8.99

Best Costco Wine

Costco Wine
Most brands of wine sold at Costco is available at other stores at a higher price. The quality of Costco wine is the same as quality of wines at other stores.

Don’t be scared to stray away from the Costco “Kirkland” brand wine either. Many of the Kirkland wines are high quality and usually at 50 percent of the cost of a bottle with the winery’s original label.

Can You Buy Costco Wine Without a Membership?

Technically to shop at Costco you need to have a membership, however, if you really want to get your hands on some Costco wine there are a few ways around the membership.

You can go to Costco with a friend who has a membership. Simply accompany them to Costco as a guest and pay them for your items once you’ve left the checkout lane. This is a legitimate ways to get around paying for a Costco membership. The only problem with this is that sometimes schedules don’t always match up to set up a shopping time. If that’s the case you can purchase gift cards.

Only Costco members can purchase Costco gift cards though so you’ll either have to have someone buy you the gift card that has a membership or buy them secondhand (on eBay or Craigslist). Once you’ve gotten the gift card you can shop at Costco until it has run out. Either way, the savings on Costco wine will be worth the trip!

Will you try Costco wine?

For more info on Costco check out these articles.

Is the Costco Membership Fee Worth it?

Is a Costco Executive Membership Worth the Price?
Costco Gas Calculator: Will I Save Money Buying a Membership if All I Buy is Fuel?

Costco Return Policy

Costco Holiday Schedule

Costco Tires

 

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Target Holiday Schedule and Store Hours

Photos: Denise Mattox and Greg Pye

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  • Jett says:

    Costco wine is cheap but it tastes okay. You guys should definitely give it a shot! (Get it? Shot? Okay I’ll see myself out)

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