Mills Reef Winery was established in 1989 by the Preston family. Through commitment and dedication to excellence, Mills Reef has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premium wine brands 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 lunches, weddings, functions and conferences.
Mills Reef Winery is one of New Zealand’s leading Gimblett Gravels producers, having won over 650 medals and 27 trophies in national and international competitions, along with being twice recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Winemaker of the Year Award. The Gimblett Gravels district is strictly determined by the gravely soils laid down by the old Ngaruroro River in Hawkes Bay, exposed after a huge flood in the 1870's. The temperatures in the Gimblett Gravels are between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius warmer than in other Hawkes Bay areas. This extra heat combined with gravely soils ensure ripe full flavoured grapes. Gimblett Gravels is continually producing New Zealand’s top Syrah and Bordeaux varietals.
Our winemaking team made up of Tim Preston and Paul Dawick, both share the philosophy of a hands-on, no expense spared approach, to producing fine award-winning wines under three different tiers.
Mills Reef Elspeth | Mills Reef Reserve | Estate
Contact Name: Rozanne de Wild
Physical Address: 143 Moffat Road Bethlehem Tauranga 3110
Postal Address: PO Box 2247 Tauranga 3140
Work Phone: 07 576 8800
Fax: 07 576 8824
Industry Description: Hospitality
Product Or Service: Winery & Restaurant