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Mills Reef - Mills Reef - Mills Reef

Mills Reef Collection

A local brand to the Bay of Plenty region, Mills Reef is a masterful range steeped in history and a family legacy. This range is renowned for being a leading producer of Bordeaux varietals and Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels, as well as outstanding Chardonnay. Mills Reef Wines joined The Wine Portfolio in 2020.

Founded by the Preston family, Mills Reef Winery’s inaugural vintage was in 1989, embracing a passion for quality Hawkes Bay wines crafted with great care and enthusiasm, in humble facilities located on the foothills of the Kaimai ranges on the outskirts of Tauranga.

The idea for the Mills Reef name was born of a desire for a brand that had unique and special meaning. The birth name of Patriarch Paddy Preston is Warren Mills Preston, with his second name being a reference to his great grandfather, Charles Mills. The Mills Reef name honours and references Charles Mills’ pioneering exploits, watching for reefs at sea, mining for reefs of gold, and leading the beachhead development of international trade during New Zealand’s formative years. At the same time also a fitting tribute to the Preston family, embracing this same pioneering spirit through its hand-crafted wines.

Through commitment and dedication to excellence, the Mills Reef brand has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premium wine brands with a particular reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal reds and Syrah. Mills Reef is one of New Zealand’s leading Gimblett Gravels and Hawkes Bay wine producers. Winning over 900 medals and 30 trophies in national and international
competitions, along with being twice recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Winemaker of the Year Award.

Arthur Edmund Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2013

The "Arthur Edmund” series signifies the prestige icon wines of Mills Reef, pr...

Arthur Edmund Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2013

The "Arthur Edmund” series signifies the prestige icon wines of Mills Reef, pr...

2018 Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Syrah

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

2016 Eslpeth Gimblett Gravels Merlot

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2016

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2016

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

2019 Elspeth Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay si...

2020 Reserve Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2019 Reserve Hawkes Bay Cabernet Merlot

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2019 Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2019 Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2020 Reserve Hawke’s Bay Rosé

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2019 Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Malbec

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2020 Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2020 Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2020 Reserve Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

NV Methode Traditionnelle

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing inte...

2018 Estate Hawkes Bay Syrah

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit ...

2019 Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit ...

2020 Estate Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit ...

2020 Estate Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit ...

2021 Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Estate wines are made in a soft, rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit...

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795
cellardoor@wineportfolio.co.nz

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati


Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week


The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053
info@wineportfolio.co.nz

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland

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New Zealand’s temperate, maritime climate and rich, free-draining volcanic soils have brought new intense flavours and styles to the world wine market. With vineyards in prime locations such as Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.

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