VIDEO: 60 seconds with Tim Preston

Tayla Gentle
By Tayla Gentle
over 2 years ago
1 min read

We dropped by Mills Reef in Tauranga (NZ) on a pretty bloody cold August day. We were, admittedly, quite hungover from the night before and collectively unenthused at the prospect of a day spent drinking more alcohol. That was until we tasted Tim Preston’s first class pinot noir. 


Tim is the head winemaker at Mills Reef, and a top fella to boot. Incredibly talented, with whole bunch wine savvy and minimal bullshit , it’s no surprise he’s been crafting delicious vino for decades. 

We got to quiz him on all things wine, talk about first times (getting drunk – stay out of the gutter), discuss career highlights and career fails, and just generally ask him inappropriate questions vaguely related to being a winemaker. He was an honest legend about it all, really.