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November 23, 2016

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

November 22, 2016

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.)

November 22, 2016

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.

November 22, 2016

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!

November 22, 2016

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!)

November 22, 2016

Custom Wine and Gift Baskets

Kansas Wine Custom Gift Baskets at Prairie Fire Winery
Kansas Wine Custom Gift Baskets at Prairie Fire Winery

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!

October 16, 2016

A Honey of a Time! A Short Break to Harvest Flint Hills Native Wildflower Honey!

Uncapping Kansas Honey

Uncapping a Frame

After removing the frames from the hive, we use a hot knife to melt the wax caps holding the honey in the comb.

Different Pollen Sources

This frame is an interesting example of how different pollen sources can be. To the left we see a much lighter type of pollen than what was used to create the honey on the right.

extractor for honey frames

Frame Extractor – Removing Honey

After the caps are removed, the frames are spun in an extractor to remove the honey. A sticky, but very tasty process!

Draining and Straining Honey

After being extracted from the frames, we drain and strain the honey. The only thing we remove are the larger pieces of beeswax, nothing more. We want the honey to remain as close to its raw form as possible. We will have some available to try and buy soon. We hope to see you!

drainin honey from extractor

September 26, 2016

More Kansas Chambourcin Estate Wine! We love Harvest!

Wow! Thank you to everyone that came out for our Estate Chambourcin harvest on Saturday. We are truly blessed and thankful to have been surrounded by such a wonderful group. In all we crushed over 13,000 pounds of Chambourcin yesterday. Thank you for supporting Kansas Agriculture and Kansas Wine! You are awesome! Cheers!

Prairie Fire Winery Harvest Crew

Prairie Fire Kansas Chambourcin

Prairie Fire Kansas Chambourcin

Prairie Fire Kansas Chambourcin

Prairie Fire Kansas Chambourcin

Prairie Fire Kansas Chambourcin in the Crusher

September 16, 2016

Chambourcin Harvest! – Volunteer Picking Party

Prairie Fire 2014 Kansas Chambourcin
Prairie Fire 2016 Kansas Chambourcin

Chambourcin Harvest! – Volunteer Picking Party!


Chambourcin Harvest is here!

Come experience the best day to be in a vineyard… Harvest!

Become a part of the making of Authentic Kansas Wine. We will be harvesting next Saturday, September 24th, beginning at 8:30 AM.  Following will be a harvest lunch and sangria made by our own Chef Julie. Many hands make light work, and we try to keep the picking to less than two hours.

-You must sign up in advance. Get your free ticket here:


– The current weather forecast is amazing, but please dress appropriately. Our vines are planted in amazing soil. Plan to get dirty!

-If anyone wants to come early at 7:30 AM and help lift the nets, please email: bob@prairiefirewinery.com

– If you have a pair of pruners you prefer to use, please feel free to bring them. We will sanitize them for you prior to use to prevent disease transmission from plant to plant.

– Sunscreen, hats, gloves, sunglasses, etc. are always a good idea. (You might also bring a change of shoes and clothes in case the ground and vines are wet so you will be more comfortable during lunch.)

– You be will first to sample our 2014 Chambourcin Estate and have the first option to purchase prior to its future release. Our labels are finally ready! (Don’t tell Bob, he likes to age his Chambourcin…Shhh…)

September 1, 2016

Prairie Punch, Sangria Weekends, Harvest Update & More!

Prairie Punch, Sangria Weekends, Harvest Update & More!