Shoppers leave a Costco Wholesale Club store in Manassas, Virginia on October 16, 2012. Costco Wholesale Corporation is the seventh largest retailer in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer in the United States, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the world. Costco announced on October 16 the opening of its first store in Paris and continetal Europe for 2015.   AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo by KAREN BLEIER / AFP) (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images)
The Critically Praised French Wine That Keeps Flying Off Costco's Shelves
By Nico Danilovich
Costco provides countless products and services to appeal to its members, but one of its most notable strategies is offering its own wine brand. Costco created its house wine brand, Kirkland Signature, which provides bottles of wine from on-the-rise regions using unique techniques for a fraction of the market rates.
One such wine under the Kirkland Signature brand that you need to get your hands on is the Chablis Premier Cru. This wine comes from the Chablis region of Burgundy, France, where a soil rich with clay, limestone, and fossilized oyster shells bestows a flinty taste upon oaked and unoaked Chardonnays, which end up with ageable, concentrated, and steely flavors.
Odile van der Moere, cellar master at French winery Jean-Marc Brocard, is the creator of the wine, and it seems likely they're both made by Jean-Marc Brocard, with the Kirkland variety simply being sold by Costco. In 2020, the Seattle Times highly recommended it as one of the best Costco bargain wines, noting its cellaring potential, delicate palate, and enduring aftertaste.