Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful to all of you that stop by daily and support our Kansas Farm Winery. We meet such amazing people and truly enjoy getting to know each of you. We can’t begin to thank you enough for your support, friendship, and continued patronage.

Thursday both the vineyard tasting room and The Local Depot will be closed for Thanksgiving. We will be open our regular hours all other days.

Not certain what to do with your company that’s in town? Wine about it!

This week’s hours will be:

Vineyard (Paxico):  Wed:         10 AM – 5 PM
Friday:      10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday:    12 PM – 5 PM

Topeka:                    Wed:           10 AM – 6 PM
Friday:        10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday:   10 AM – 5 PM

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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale!
Save 15% on all items purchased!

Every item we sell is 15% off on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Stock up on your local favorites, or buy gifts for everyone you know and love both Friday and Saturday. (Discounts not applicable to new gift cards purchased.)

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It’s Mulled Wine Season!


It’s mulled wine season!

We’ll be serving up both red and white mulled wine this weekend.  Come taste why it’s perfect for a crowd on a chilly day and it makes your home smell like the holidays!

You’re invited to enjoy a complimentary sample of warm, spiced mulled wine while they last on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the vineyard in Paxico and at The Local Depot on Friday and Saturday. As always, we’ll have copies of the recipes for you on hand as well.

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We Now Have Gift Cards!


We now have gift cards!

Our new gift cards can be used at either our vineyard or Topeka location!

Whether you want to encourage someone to give us a try, reward your staff, or give someone the gift of local, a gift card makes a great gift. You can also add them to one of our custom gift baskets or giving-ready gift bags!

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Giving-Ready Gift Bags!


Giving-Ready Bags!

Headed to a party or dinner? Be ready to go!

Stop by either Paxico or Topeka and we’ll make your purchase giving-ready for no extra charge. Don’t spend time looking for a gift bag, well handle it for you and include one of our hand painted gift tags as well. (While supplies last, but don’t worry, we’ll paint more!)

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Custom Wine and Gift Baskets!


Custom Wine or Gift Baskets!

Why give a generic gift when you can select the items you know they’ll love?

Select a basket the items you know they’ll love and we’ll put it together along with your choice of ribbon. Think there is more they’d love? Include a gift card in the basket as well. Whatever they like, we’ve got you covered. What a thoughtful gift full or local favorites!

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The January JustKS! Farm and Ranch to Table Dinner was Sold Out!

We’re a little late getting around to writing about our January JustKS! Farm and Ranch to Table dinner. It was a sold out affair and we’re happy to report than everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Our thanks to Chef Luis for working so diligently with us on the menu. We also would be remiss in not thanking the hard work of every Kansas farmer and rancher that produced every product we used. They were all awesome!


Planning and facilitating a menu like this takes quite a bit of coordination. When we go to a grocery store, we are often concerned more with convenience than with the origin of the goods. When you are coordinating a dinner like this, where nearly every ingredient is local, in January, it takes a lot of thought and planning. Essentially, you have to reverse your thought about what you are going to serve from having a certain recipe in mind and then seeking out the ingredients, to seeing what is available and then building a recipe from that.


All of us at Prairie Fire Winery & The Local Depot want to thank each attendee for trusting us that his would be spectacular. Without you, these events wouldn’t happen. We love hosting these events and we are already preparing for our next event. We hope to see you there!


IMG_4824 JustKS! January Farm and Ranch to Table Dinner Menu IMG_4827

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This weeks happenings!

Go local for the big game! Specials This Week: 15% off all Holmes Made products (Wed-Sat.) Saturdays are now “Sample Saturday!” We will have a couple of Holmes Made items open this Saturday. (While samples last.) Prairie Fire Wine is 10% off a half case (6) and 20% off a case (12.) Open every Wednesday-Saturday.

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Join us for the JustKS! Farm and Ranch to Table Dinner!

Join us for the JustKS! Farm to Table Dinner!

As many of you know, The Local Depot & Prairie Fire Winery are dedicated to all things locally grown. You’ve probably heard Bob talk about (maybe too many times) how we literally grow everything that goes on a plate or in a glass here in Kansas. We’ve teamed up with Chef Luis Guillen to bring our local food sources and our award-winning Kansas wine together in one unforgetable meal.

Our dinner will be 5 Kansas courses paired with 5 Kansas wines. This will be an intimate dinner limited to 30 guests maximum. You will be amazed by everything we grow and have available here year round. Greens in January? Yup, we grow them year round.

The cost of the JustKS! dinner ticket includes all gratuities, sales taxes, alcohol taxes, Eventbrite fees, ticketing, and processing fees. (The ticket cost of $97.08 is comprised of about $70 for food and wine with the remainder covering all taxes and fees.)

Join us for a wonderful dinner carefully constructed using the finest locally grown and raised ingredients. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Ticket information can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/justks-farm-and-ranch-to-table-dinner-by-the-local-depot-prairie-fire-winery-tickets-19922516784


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Attendees must be over the age of 21 in order to consume wine or any alcohol.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On street parking is available right outside the restaurant. The restaurant is located down one flight of stairs.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Bring your smiles, enthusiasm, camera, and your appetite!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Prairie Fire Winery at 785-636-5533, or info@prairiefirewinery.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please update us with the name of the guest to whom it was transferred.

Can I update my registration information?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please do.

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final, but they are transferable.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please update us with any name changes or conflicts in advance to ensure a smooth experience for all of the guests.

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When We Say local, We Mean: Local, Local, Local…

We are excited and proud to be the exclusive, only, you won’t find it anywhere else in a brick and mortar retailer of Rob & Catherine Pepper’s book “Cheeks and Pug Travel the World.” This is a well written book with a great message for both children and adults.

Given that Rob & Catherine wrote this as a fundraiser for the Northeast Kansas Parkinson Association, you can understand how we felt this needed to be sold at The Local Depot. (Local, Local, Local!) All of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to benefit the Northeast Kansas Parkinson Association.

If you have attended one of our charitable activities, you know it is important to us that you know exactly how much of your money is going from us to the organization. So here goes: We buy the book from Rob & Catherine for $10. We sell the book to you for $10. We keep $0. It’s that simple.

Local authors & The Local Depot, partnered to benefit a local organization. Could it be more local?

The book makes a great gift or a just great read for yourself. Stop by The Local Depot and purchase a copy today!

Thanks for thinking Local, Local, Local!

"Cheeks and Pug" is available at the Local Depot!

“Cheeks and Pug Travel The World” is available at the Local Depot!


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