In tough times, it’s more important than ever to stand together and support local. Luckily, in terms of our wine industry, that means no compromise at all. A perfect example of local and yet world class winery is Mills Reef Winery. Established in 1989 by the Preston family, the Mills Reef brand has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premium labels and one featured heavily in our wine pages.
Produced from superior grapes grown in the Hawke’s Bay region, Mills Reef wines come in four ranges; “Elspeth”, their finest wines, produced only when the vintage and handpicked fruit are of exceptional quality. Elspeth wines have built a reputation as some of New Zealand’s top reds. “Reserve” wines are designed to be enjoyed with food for the discerning wine drinker and “Estate” wines are lighter style, drink now wines for everyday enjoyment. The newest range but the one focused on legacy is the Arthur Edmund range. A tribute by Mills Reef co-founders Paddy & Tim Preston, respectively to their father and grandfather. It is the ultimate handcrafted expression of Mills Reef, reflecting great people, heritage, and vineyard site, gently harnessed to reveal in every bottle.
Regardless of what range or variety tickles your fancy, you can get your hands on Mills Reef offerings through the lockdown as Mills Reef are approved to offer you ONLINE ONLY wine orders with contact-less delivery to your door.
Check out their selection here…
And to help get you started, here’s a few of our favourites…
Mills Reef Elspeth Syrah (GG) 2016
This superb Syrah from the exceptional vintage brims with intense
flavour and complexity, displaying luscious boysenberry, white
pepper spice and liquorice, on a beautifully integrated and refined
GOLD China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018
Five Stars Raymond Chan
Five Stars Michael Cooper – 2019 Wine Buyers Guide
Mills Reef Estate Pinot Gris 2019
Full bodied and creamy smooth, it displays attractive peach and
apricot flavours complemented with subtle honey dew, red apple
and ginger notes.
BRONZE NZ International Wine Show 2019
BRONZE Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards 2019
Mills Reef Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019
This classic Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc is crafted in an off-dry
style, with richness, depth and delightful aromas and flavours of
luscious mango, tomato leaf, passionfruit and gooseberry.