That's "Mat", with one t (the other is used to stir the pot); he is the kind of man you always want in the room.
He was Google before Google was a "thing", but he would only give you one result, the correct one. Probably.
A family man. A family man who brews beer. A popular family man. Jono has worked for many years in Australia and Africa,
always returning home to his beloved 'Central'. Jono is a man who gets things done, and he gets them done right...
Jono and Mat
2011 saw the return of Mat Bell, to Central Otago, and the forming of a close relationship with Jono Love - a handy neighbour.
Jono and Mat bonded over the unique ability to either do most things or answers most questions, or to seem like they knew how to do most things, or have at least one good answer to most questions.
When they discovered that beer aided their abilities in these areas, then a true friendship was cemented.
Mat's scientific background and Jono's work ethic combined with a passion for brewing beer came to fruition as they brewed and bonded, bonded and brewed, until finally the question was asked: "Seriously, why aren't we doing this, so more people can enjoy it?"
Wives were included to ensure soberness and common sense, and the Manuherekia Brewery was born!
Mat's return to Central Otago after a few years in Dunedin, has further rekindled his passion for land and labour. It is his property, the Manuherekia Brewery, is situated on and in his land that the majority of the ingredients are sourced from.
If Mat and Jono could have a beer with all who ended up with the Manuherekia brew in their hand, they would be happy men. I think you would be happy too - their company is as good as their beer.