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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 beautifully landscaped grounds just minutes 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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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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Leadfoot Festival 2018

Sunday 04 February 2018 Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February Full day activities "Find us at the Mills Reef wine tents" The Leadfoot Festival is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. Tickets are offered to the general public with an invitation to Rod and Shelly Millen’s private grounds at Leadfoot Ranch. The 150 acre, ocean-front estate in Hahei on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula features a long driveway that winds through the property designed to be the perfect hill climb. Guests are given one of a kind experiences featuring unparalleled access to the competitors, pits and race vehicles. The Leadfoot Festival is designed for men and women, boys and girls. Visitors dress in period style clothing to step back in time making the Leadfoot Festival an incredible family experience and a true celebration of motorsports and all things automotive. The selection of machinery on Leadfoot Ranch will include a spectacular array of some the world’s finest competition cars and motorcycles. From classic formula and road race cars to off-road machines and vintage motorcycles, the Leadfoot Festival attracts competitors and race cars reminiscent of many eras in an enthusiastic display of speed, style, sound, smell and colour. Rod Millen personally hand selects championship racers from around the world to receive the coveted invitation to participate in the Leadfoot Festival. A collection of static celebrated vintage cars and bikes will line areas of the paddocks to complete the weekend. More information: http://www.leadfootfestival.com/leadfoot-festival

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