What do winery owners dedicated to Kansas vines and wines do to relax? If you are Stephen and Kristin Graue of Middle Creek Winery, you buy an old general store in serious need of renovation, and save it! The New Lancaster General Store is now open as a tasting and sales room for Middle Creek Winery.
Located at 36688 New Lancaster Road in Paola, KS, the general store was originally built in 1874, rebuilt after a fire in 1903, and most recently rebuilt in 2014. At the beginning of the most recent renovations, the building didn’t even have water service or indoor plumbing.
The interior is nearly original with tin ceilings, wood floors and the original shelving. Kristin reported she was able to have the shelf paint color matched to an original century plus old green color.
New Lancaster General Store & Winery (Tasting outlet for Middle Creek Winery)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/newlancastergeneralstorewinery
Phone Number: 913-377-4689
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM