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. From the first vintage in 1995, Mills Reef Elspeth wines have proven quality status. Mills Reef Winery is one of New Zealand's leading Gimblett Gravels producers, having won over 500 medals and 16 trophies in national and international competitions, along with being twice recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Winemaker of the Year Award.
"Mills Reef Winery is proud to be a fully-accredited member of Sustainable Wine New Zealand, which embraces key principles that safeguard the environment, both in the vineyard and throughout the winemaking process. All of our practices acknowledge the importance of judicious use of energy resources and careful management of waste products." - Mills Reef