Welcome to Blank Canvas e-cellar door

Blank Canvas, launched in 2013, is the vinous studio of award-winning international winemaking consultant Matt Thomson and Master of Wine Sophie Parker-Thomson.

We are a husband and wife team with over 45 years of collective global experience and knowledge. We produce distinctive, small-batch fine wines from exceptional single vineyard sites in Marlborough, Central Otago and Hawkes Bay. Being small batch in nature, the volumes are always limited and are tightly allocated. 

We use our decades of knowledge and experience and leverage our growers generational understanding to create special, single vineyard wines that are a true reflection of their time and place. 

Reviews

REBECCA GIBB MW for VINOUS MEDIA 

Blank Canvas Reed Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 

"The 2021 Reed Vineyard Chardonnay is pure, harmonious and suave, caressing the mouth with its gentle texture and purity. It’s not showy but a wine worth getting to know: it provides cognitive and sensory pleasure. You can expect almond, oatmeal, smoky nuts and party popper aromas. Yes, party poppers. I really love the smell of party poppers, so I want to keep smelling this and having a little party shimmer. Pure and textural with a gourmand character that will make you want to lick your cheeks to keep tasting it. Already good; this is going to be great."

97 POINTS

#1 Highest Scoring New Zealand Chardonnay


 

REBECCA GIBB MW for VINOUS MEDIA

Blank Canvas Anthem Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

"The Anthem Vineyard sits in the coolest part of Central Otago – which itself is the most southerly vineyard region in the world – and when it escapes frost and is able to ripen its fruit, the Gibbston Valley can sing sweetly. The 2019 Pinot Noir Anthem Vineyard is undeniably cloudy, being unfiltered, but this means all the good stuff is left in. It is mysterious and brooding, luring you into a labyrinth of flavours and textures. Its cool origins (plus the inclusion of whole clusters) are on display in its exotically spiced fragrance of woody herbs, wormwood, pine and red cherry. Soothing in its feel and caress, this is a wine that acts as the equivalent of two nights in a spa hotel. Round but never heavy with supple tannins that lightly coat your cheeks, this is a hugely pleasurable wine already and will continue to be over the medium term." 

95 POINTS

THE REAL REVIEW - TOP WINERIES OF NZ 2023 

Blank Canvas 

"Best known for: Super-stylish pinot noir; sleek, vibrant chardonnay and pleasingly dry sauvignon blanc. Owners Sophie Parker Thomson MW and Matt Thomson are intelligent, innovative and adventurous winemakers who prospect for grapes of virtue and create individual and attractive wines. All wines are from single vineyards."

#22 New Zealand and top Marlborough-based producer 2023.

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