Blank Canvas embodies the story of husband and wife team; international wine-making consultant Matt Thomson, and solicitor turned Master of Wine student Sophie Parker-Thomson.
Together they have amassed a phenomenal amount of international experience in all areas of the wine industry. Their collective goal is to create distinctive small-batch, single vineyard wines that reflect the best sub-regional sites in New Zealand. We very much believe in a minimalist approach, treading a path that incorporates both tradition and innovation, embracing both science and artistry.
We feel philosophies should not trump sense of place or origin, which is paramount.
Wine-making influence from Europe is genuine, with both Matt and Sophie undertaking vintage in the Northern Hemisphere every year.
"After years of working as an international consultant, making wines to a brief, Blank Canvas is my unbridled approach to winemaking, using the best quality fruit and the synthesis of science and creativity."