Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2012


Mills Reef Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough 2013


Elspeth Chardonnay
Hawkes Bay 2013

4.5 STARS-  Cameron Douglas MS

5 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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5 STARS Elspeth Chardonnay 2013

Elspeth Chardonnay has been awarded 5 STARS from Raymond Chan,  Full Review below: Brilliantstraw-yellow colour with pale gold-green hues, light on edge.  The nose is elegant, tightly bound and finelyexpressed with an intense core of ripe, savoury citrus and yellow stonefruitaromas with subtly infused nutty oak, unfolding complexing nuances of cream,nuts and toast.  Medium-full bodied, thepalate is tightly concentrated, the fruit a little restrained but showingintegrated and harmoniously entwined flavours of yellow stonefruits, ripecitrus fruits and nuts.  The mouthfeel iscreamy from the barrel-ferment, and guided by a very fine textural thread and fresh,lacy acidity.  Lovely mealy notes andtoasty detail carry through to a very long and sustained finish.  This is an elegant and stylish Chardonnaywith complex stonefruit and toasty detail. Match with roasted poultry and pork, and with rabbit or veal over overthe next 5+ years.     12 Sep '14
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