FEATURE Wines
Estate Pinot Gris
Hawkes Bay 2016

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

 

Estate Syrah
Hawkes Bay 2016 BRONZE - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
4 STARS - Bob Campbelll MW
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.

UNMISTAKABLE Quality

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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New Release: Mills Reef Estate Syrah 2016

"Our eagerly awaited 2016 Estate Hawkes Bay Syrah was bottled late November.The grapes are from Moteo Vineyard located in the lower foothills nearby Puketapu. Drinking beautifully and judge dready for release, it has lovely rich colour, is medium bodied, with black cherry, blackberry fruits, damson plum and spice notes. A wine punching above Estate tier. Perfect with your summer BBQ-grilled steaks!"      14 Dec '16
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Gibbos Sunshine Gourmet Markets

Saturday 01 April 2017 Sunshine on a Plate - Food Festival Fundraising for Whakatane Hospice Saturday 1st April 2017Gibbos 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.http://www.sunshineandaplate.nz/