Elspeth ONE
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2013 The name "Elspeth One” signifies the triumphant union of four classic French varieties into one truly outstanding experience. The Mere Road and Trust Vineyards encapsulate the very essence of Gimblett Gravels winegrowing with innovative winemaking.
Reserve Merlot Malbec
Hawkes Bay 2015 4 STARS - Raymond Chan
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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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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Winemaker's Degustation Dinner

Saturday 27 May 2017 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 Gimblett Gravels wines.  Strictly limited places - Pre-bookings essential 07 576 8800 Or email events@millsreef.co.nz 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 and 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