Nestled in a rural setting on State Highway 2 just south of Katikati, in the Bay Of Plenty region, the winery complex boasts full winemaking, bottling and warehousing facilities, an underground barrel cellar and wine tasting room.
The modern winemaking facility has sufficient tank capacity to cater for our annual harvest needs, along with the flexibility of a second winery located in the Riverview District of the Hawkes Bay region which also serves our needs as and when necessary.
To further enhance our pursuit of the highest quality wines, our tanks are predominantly 16,000L-20,000L in size which enables small-batch processing of site and row-specific vineyard parcels, which in turn maximises our blending options later in order to craft the best possible wines and styles.
We also have blending tanks capable of holding up to 50,000L, and smaller ones down to 1800L to manage the full spectrum of activities involved throughout the wine's life cycle. The working winery is complete with in-house laboratory facilities, bottling line, and a temperature-controlled warehouse that also serves as our distribution centre.
Our award-winning winemaking team is led by Tim Preston and Paul Dawick who apply their considerable talents to make Mills Reef wines what they are today.