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21 Brix Winery

6654 West Main Road, Portland, NY, United States
Region: Lake Erie (716) 792-2749 http://www.21Brix.com/
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  • Year Established:
    2011
  • Winery Contact:
    Kris Kane
  • Winemaker:
    Kris Kane

About our winery:

21 Brix Winery is nestled between the Chautauqua Ridge and Lake Erie shoreline in New York. The winery has been open since 2011 and has quickly become a must-stop for people traveling through Lake Erie Wine Country. The winery has over twenty varieties of wines, including some popular vinifera varieties including Chardonnay, Riesling, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Grigio and Syrah. Other lesser-known wine options include Marquis, Cayuga and Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. The winery's life-size pink elephant mascot, Ella has made the house wines popular including the Ella's Red, Ella's White and Thirsty Elephant (well, they also taste pretty darn good too!) The tasting room is open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Stop by to sample award-winning wines, browse the retail area and enjoy a glass of wine or wine slushie on the covered, wrap-around porch. Cheese and cracker platters as well as tortilla chips and salsa are available for purchase or feel free to bring your own snacks. Live music as part of the Beats at the Brix Music Series is offered the last Saturday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Check out 21Brix.com for additional events at the winery. Large groups, buses and limos are welcome; however a call-ahead is appreciated.


Three things to love about us:

1.) We are more than sweet wines! Although the Lake Erie shoreline is historically known for its Concord and Niagara vineyards (we are the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies), our winery produces a wide variety of vinifera styles that are on the drier side. Not only do we think they're delicious, but they are winning lots of medals in international competitions! 2.) Our winemaker was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Winemakers in the US earlier in 2014. According to IntoWine.com, “Kris Kane of 21 Brix is working with dozens of varieties including, Cayuga, Blaufrankish and virtually unknown Noiret and his wines are available nationally through Olde Chautauqua Farms. Kris makes stylish, dry, Vinifera wines in the Lake Erie region where winemakers have historically left aggressive residual sugar in the wines for their regional consumers, which also made them unappealing to the wine trade and general public. That tide had turned. If and when Lake Erie is on the map, it will be because of him.” 3.) There is something for everyone - dry reds and whites, semi-sweet wines as well as sweet house wines and fruit wines. We're in a cold enough area so we have a true Ice wine too.


What makes us unique:

Life-size pink elephant:)


Our awards:

Recent competition medals: Indy International 2014: Best of Class - Thirsty Elephant, Double Gold - Thirsty Elephant, Raspberry and Sweet Riesling Riverside International Wine Competition 2014: Chairman's Award (Unanimous Gold) - Raspberry, Ella's Red and Ella's White Long Beach Grand Cru 2014: Best of Class - Ella's White and Ellatawba Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2014: Best of Class/Gold - Ella's Red and Ellatawba


  Days and hours open

Mon10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM6:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM6:00 PM

  • Large & Robust
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Casual
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Syrah
  • Tours
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Event Space
  • Outdoor Area

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