Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Gimblett Gravels 2014 5 stars - Wine Orbit / Sam Kim
Estate Pinot Gris
Hawkes Bay 2016

BRONZE - New World Wine Awards 2016
BRONZE - Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2016

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

Mills Reef Winery was established in 1989 by the Preston family. Through commitment and dedication to excellence, the Mills Reef brand has established itself as one of New Zealand's premium labels with a particular reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal reds and Syrah.

The winery is located on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in a semi-rural setting, just 5 minutes drive from Tauranga's CBD. The complex boasts full winemaking and bottling facilities, two underground barrel cellars, an aged wine cellar, and spacious wine tasting areas. An award winning 150 seat restaurant completes the picture, providing a wonderful ambience for a-la-carte dining, weddings, functions and conferences.


Mills Reef Wines are produced from superior grapes grown in the Hawkes Bay region, they are hand crafted by our winemaking team in Tauranga, New Zealand, employing 100% sustainable practices throughout the winemaking process, from vine to glass. Our wines are produced under three ranges, each with their own winemaking philosophy and stylistic bent... READ MORE on our WINES

Discover Experience Enjoy

Mills Reef's art-deco style restaurant is purpose designed for dining in an ambience which compliments fine wine and cuisine. The restaurant offers relaxed outdoor dining on glorious sunny Bay Of Plenty days. The award-winning cuisine is best described as Antipodean/Pacific-rim style, blending the best of local produce and latest culinary innovations... READ MORE on the Restaurant

A Destination for your occasion

Mills Reef has many facilities to accommodate your special event or function. Whether you require a memorable venue for your special day, a conference venue or function room with a difference, Mills Reef can cater for your every requirement. A more quality venue so close to the city centre would be difficult to find. READ MORE on Weddings | CONFERENCES | FUNCTIONS

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Syrah Glitters for Hawkes Bay Wine Show

Reserve Syrah 2013 Wins GOLD at Hawkes Bay Wine Awards  Hawkes Bay grown Syrah has captivated the attention and admiration of international wine critics for its exciting and distinctively impressive expression. It therefore came as no surprise at our recent Hawkes Bay Wine Awards that the Syrah class featured so strongly, producing nine Gold medal-winning wines, more than twice as many Golds compared to all other red wine classes, and representing 23% of all Gold medals awarded at the Show. Among the Gold medal-winning Syrahs was our very own 2015 Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah, a wine we’ve been excited about since harvesting the fruit from our Mere Road Vineyard. True to typicity of the Hawkes Bay expression, it has lovely depth and refined supple tannins, intertwined with a medley of dark berry fruits, spice, and fine leather complexity.For more information on this stunning wine, click here 05 Oct '16
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Mills Reef Christmas Dinner & Dance Parties!

Friday 09 December 2016 Christmas Dinner & Dance Celebrate the end of year in style with a party at Mills Reef Winery! Doors open 6pm | Buffet 7pm | Dessert 8.15pm. Live music! with the band "The Generators" Dance 9pm 'till close.  Two course dinner and individual drinks vouchers. (4 drinks per person included and cash bar also available). All For Only $95 per person. Dates that Christmas Dinner and Dance are happening: Friday 9th December Saturday 10th December Friday 16th December Saturday 17th December Book your table now!!!   Here is what one happy customer had to say about their evening... "I would just like to say thank you for Friday night. We all had a terrific time. Everything was great. The wine, the food and the dancing. Everybody thanked me and said how much they enjoyed themselves. Cheers and a Happy Christmas to you and all the staff at Mills Reef." DAWN WELLS - DOWNER To book, call 07 576 8800 or email events@millsreef.co.nz Download flyer  30% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking to secure your table/s.   Final numbers and payment will be required in full 2 weeks (10 working days) prior to function.   No refunds for non-attending guests. The function is held in our underground Barrel Room. Doors open at 6.00pm, please ensure guests arrive by 6.30pm. As a licensed venue, Mills Reef can not permit alcohol to be bought onto the venue as it violates our liquor license.