matt connell

@winefishnz

winemaker at akarua. love flyfishing, wine, nz and my family

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24hrs later...475lts of gewt ice wine! #Akarua #Vintage2012 #nzwine need good name for it now.

Holy smoke draining probably one of the better lots tasted for couple vintages! #Vintage2012 #nzwine excited!! #Akarua

Winery nearly full. Pinots fermenting well with beautiful aromatics and great colour! #Vintage2012 #nzwine #Akarua

High tension! #Vintage2012 #nzwine #pinotcentral

The boys getting the job done on that #centralotagopinot #nzvintage2012 #nzwine diversity rocks #pinotcentral #Akarua

Premium clone 13 pinot noir #Akarua #Vintage2012 #nzwine smells bloody fantastic, kicking A and taking names!

Cardrona cowboys! #centralcrush #pinotcentral #Akarua

Ready for the western night at #cardona pub. Jeff price for #centralcrush #pinotcentral #Vintage2012

Great jetboat ride with #central crush guests #pinotcentral. looking suitably wet

Wine press from clos de tart in burgundy taken last vintage. Inspiring. Love vintage #Vintage2012 #nzwine

Check this pic out from #pinotcentral #Akarua last vintage! #Vintage2012 #nzwine taken by cellarhand Seth long

20 tonne of handpicked #pinotcentral clone 5 in fermenter. aspiring winemakers in action! #Vintage2012 #nzwine #Akarua

Another 25 degree day in #pinotcentral #Vintage2012 #nzwine. The grapes are loving it:)

Pressing out first Pinot noir of #Vintage2012 #nzwine #Akarua smells and tastes great.

David Skeggs playing well in #nzpga at the hills @-7. Nice to see him with the team #Akarua cap on. Go David!!

First #Akarua Pinot noir in tank for a bit of rose action. Tastes great. Bright vibrant flavors. #Vintage2012

All the #Vintage2012 #Akarua bubbles is in tank and fermenting. Looks awesome

#PGA golf at "the hills" in queenstown with #Akarua wines = fun times!!

Pic of first load of #Akarua bubbles for #Vintage2012. Chardonnay off cairnmuir white.

Now dealt to mushrooms next job hops off my plants for my kpa -kiwi pale ale!!

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