Coming Events

03:00 PM Sat 01 Apr '17 - 07:00 PM Sat 01 Apr '17
Gibbos Sunshine Gourmet Markets

Sunshine on a Plate - Food Festival
Fundraising for Whakatane Hospice
Saturday 1st April 2017

Gibbos Sunshine Gourmet Markets
3-7pm, The Heads Carpark, Whakatane
No pre ticket sales. Suggested donation/koha $10 for adults and kids (under 10) free.

Look out for Mills Reef's wine tent - we'll look forward to seeing you there.

Wander, taste, smell, and enjoy the Sunshine Gourmet Market at ‘The Heads’. Choose from a selection of exotic and gourmet specialty food trucks with dinner and dessert options, as well as wine, cider & beer, farmers’ market stalls and live music. Bring a picnic blanket, your friends and whanau, and an appetite! Sorry, no BYO drinks or food.

10:00 AM Sat 08 Apr '17 - 04:30 PM Sat 08 Apr '17
A Taste of Matarangi

Look out for the Mills Reef tent at this fun event


Saturday 8th April 2017


Get ready to party, boogie, drink, eat and be happy at A Taste of Matarangi Festival.....
a fabulous day of food, wine & music by the beach on 8th April 2017.

Join us to celebrate our fifth festival with live entertainment, family activities, a kids zone, food competitions, charity Auctions, delicious food choices & tasteful refreshments.

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09:00 AM Sun 14 May '17 - 10:00 PM Sun 14 May '17
Mother's Day Buffets - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Treat mum this Mother's Day
Download brochure here

Sunday 14th May 2017
Mills Reef Winery, 143 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Bookings essential  (deposit requested)
Phone 07 576 8800 or email

Breakfast Buffet
From 9am until 11am
Buffet served at 9:30am
Adults  $36.00  |  Children $18.00  (4-12 years)

A Selection of artisan breads and herbed butters GF available on request
A Selection of Smoked streaky bacon DF + GF,  Potato and herb rösti  DF + GF
Creamed mushrooms V + GF, Herbed scrambled free range eggs  GF
Smoked ham and cheese croissant
Toasted bagel, house smoked salmon caper salsa, spinach, hollandaise  
Chia and pumpkin seed bircher spiced pear and cranberry   DF
Selection of house pastries with lemon curd and preserves
Brown sugar and sultana brioche with maple and almond glaze
Seasonal fruit with star anise and lime syrup   DF + GF

Lunch - Two course buffet
Lunch from 12pm
Buffet served at 1pm
Adults  $54.00   |   Children $24.00  (4-12 years)

A selection of artisan breads and herbed butters GF available on request
Barbecued scotch fillet peppercorn jus, beer battered onion rings  DF + GF
Crispy skinned free range chicken smoked pancetta and leek cream  GF
Fennel black pepper freedom farm pork belly, crackling, apple & lemon compote  DF + GF
Lemon roasted agria potatoes, confit garlic, thyme and rosemary DF + GF + V
Honey roasted root vegetable & butternut squash salad, rocket, bocconini, aged balsamic, toasted seeds DF + GF + V
Baby spinach & bosc pear salad, shaved red onion, orange scented cranberries, roast hazel nuts & preserved lemon dressing DF + GF + V
Classic Caesar salad, pancetta, soft boiled egg, ciabatta croûtons, shaved parmesan & creamy dressing  V
Dessert platter - served to your table
 Fresh fruit, passion fruit syrup DF + GF
 Little dark chocolate and Cointreau pots  GF
 Lemon mousse, almond Florentine  GF

Dinner - Main & Dessert
Dinner from 6pm
Adults  $54.00   |   Children $24.00  (4-12 years)

Twice cooked crispy pork belly, miso & kumara purée, steamed greens, fennel salad  DF + GF
Moroccan spiced lemon & garlic 1/2 chicken, roast pumpkin, rocket, toasted seeds & coriander yoghurt GF
Angus scotch fillet, carrot & mustard purée, potato gratin, crisp onions  GF
Roasted cauliflower & porcini risotto, goats curd & soft herbs   GF + V
Crispy skin market fish, sauté broccolini, pancetta, Coromandel mussel & chive butter  GF
Dessert Trio - individually served per person
        Mini lemon brûlée
        Toffee apple cheesecake
        Individual chocolate & orange pot

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06:00 PM Sat 27 May '17 - 11:00 PM Sat 27 May '17
Winemaker's Degustation Dinner

Wine Makers Dinner
(Degustation Dinner - download brochure)

Saturday 27th May 2017
Mills Reef Winery 143 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Arrive 6pm, dinner commences at 6.30pm

Experience an evening of fine dining and delicious wines, presented by Tim Preston, Mills Reef chief wine maker.

Five courses crafted and prepared by Mills Reef head chef Anthony Lawler,
and matched to perfection with Mills Reef's award winning Gravels wines.

Strictly limited places - Pre-bookings essential

07 576 8800
Or email
Restrictions: R18

On Arrival
A glass of Mills Reef Methode Traditionelle

1st Course
Spiced blue swimmer crab, green papaya, black bean dressing GF
Matched with
Mills Reef Reserve Pinot Gris 2016

2nd Course
Crispy skinned market fish, artichokes, pencil leeks, cep mousseline GF
Matched with
Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay 2014

3rd Course
Seared venison loin, blueberry dust, baby beets, plum jelly, horseradish crème GF
Matched with
Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2013

4th Course
Spiced duck breast, pistachio, date and fig compote, orange caramel  GF
Matched with
Mills Reef Elspeth Trust Syrah 2013
Bespoke (by Mills Reef) Cabernet 2015

5th Course
Ginger beer panna cotta, honeycomb gel, caramelized pear, toasted pecans, macaroons  GF
Matched with
Mills Reef Reserve Gewürztraminer 2013

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10:00 AM Sat 16 Sep '17 - 06:00 PM Sat 16 Sep '17
Whitianga Scallop Festival 2017

Whitianga Scallop Festival 2017
Saturday 16th September

A celebration of Coromandel seafood and cuisine.

One of New Zealands most popular seafood events, the Whitianga Scallop Festival will once again see 60 cuisine stands turning out mouth watering dishes. Entertainment from iconic New Zealand performers, and seafood cooking demonstrations from iconic NZ chefs will round out another exceptional Whitianga Scallop festival celebration.

Look out for Dan and the Mills Reef team and our amazing award winning wines