The 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.
Mills Reef Wines are one of NZ’s leading Gimblett Gravels and Hawke’s Bay wine producers. Winning over 900 medals and 30 trophies, along with being twice the recipient of the prestigious NZ Winemaker of the Year Award makes them one of NZ’s finest.
Following 25 years on its landmark Tauranga site, the winery was moved in December 2019 and is now located just south of Katikati. The new complex is nestled in a rural setting and boasts full wine-making, bottling and warehousing facilities, an underground barrel cellar and spacious wine tasting area.
Mills Reef Wines are produced from superior grapes grown in the Hawkes Bay region, they are hand crafted by our wine-making team in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, employing 100% sustainable practices throughout the wine-making process, from vine to glass. Their wines are produced under three ranges, each with their own wine-making philosophy and stylistic bent.