Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2016
Reserve Pinot Gris
Hawkes Bay 2016 4 STARS - Raymond Chan

4 STARS (90 pts) - Bob Campbell MW
4.5 STARS - Sam Kim / Wine Orbit
4 STARS - Michael Cooper 2017 Edition Buyers Guide

Reserve Pinot Noir
Marlborough 2015 SILVER - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
4 STARS - Raymond Chan

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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Mills Reef launches new range of wines - with a twist

MEDIA RELEASE – 1st of August 2017 Mills Reef Winery  Mills Reef is delighted to announce the launch of a new range of wines, aptly named BESPOKE.  Positioned between its iconic ‘Elspeth’ and hugely popular ‘Reserve’ ranges, the ‘Bespoke’ range was inspired by a desire to offer exciting quality wine experiences that venture from the norm.  Free reign is granted to the winemaker to craft superior small-parcel lots - whether unconventional in varietal composition or style, nostalgic in nature, or a unique one-off - to share with wine lovers.  Being abstract and tailor-made, General Manager Nick Aleksich says "it was befitting to bestow this special range of wines with the name ‘Bespoke’”.  Of the winemaking, Chief Winemaker Tim Preston says, "there are no firm rules and the inspiration for each wine can have entirely different foundations, but all will offer something different and exciting”.  Tim goes onto say that "it gives us an avenue to be creative and experimental, but also serious on quality, and to share those wonderful discoveries”.  Further symbolising the bespoke nature of these wines are the labels which carry the winemaker’s fingerprint as testimony to their uniqueness.  Two wines form the inaugural annual release of Bespoke.  The first being 2016 Bespoke Chardonnay, which follows a nostalgic bent harking back to old-school styles of yester-year where voluptuousness, generosity and richness are hallmarks.  The second wine is 2015 Bespoke Cabernets, an unconventional yet exciting premium blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc, fusing their respective strengths of structure and aromatics.  The wines areto be launched during August and will be available from selected fine wine stores and restaurants.  For further information and imagery, contact: Nick Aleksich General Manager Mills Reef Winery Email:nick@millsreef.co.nz Ph:+64-7-576-8800 01 Aug '17
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Mills Reef - Duck & Syrah - dinner event

Friday 22 September 2017 Made in Heaven - Food & Wine match  Duck & Syrah Indulge | Delight | Discover Friday 22nd September 2017 Four Courses Designed by head chef Ant Lawler All courses matched and served with Mills Reef award winning Syrah wines from our different tiers and vintage. $110 per person Pre-booking with payment essential  TO BOOK YOUR TABLE Phone 07 576 8800 or email 'events@millsreef.co.nz'