When you’re driving down the road and encounter a giant pink elephant, you turn around and go back for a closer look.
At least that’s what I did while traveling through New York’s wine country along Lake Erie last month.
Meet Ella the Elephant.
She’s the mascot of 21 Brix Winery near Portland. They placed her here to help visitors spot their entrance. For a while they painted her different colors, changing her look with the seasons. They eventually settled on this eye catching Pepto Bismal pink which has inspired a series of wines named in her honor.
I know little about grapes or wineries as I’m not a drinker but I do know about roadside attractions and this one is awesome. Learn more about 21 Brix at their website and know that this region boasts a plethora of wineries for your enjoyment.