Who are we?
We are a Master of Science and a Master of Wine crafting delicious small batch fine wines from three New Zealand wine regions - Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Central Otago - from our home in Marlborough.
Since we launched in 2013, our wines have been about celebrating the focus and detail of single vineyard expressions. Today we celebrate nine exceptional, sustainable single vineyards through our wines. We've sought these vineyards out not only because of their suitability for the variety they're nurturing with the right soil, microclimate and innate high quality, but also because they're grown by people who have a fervent desire for their vineyard to grow great wine, not just grapes.
Together we have thirty eight years of collective global wine experience, and have fifty eight harvests (and counting) in Northern and Southern hemispheres under our belt. This experience forms the inspirational backbone for Blank Canvas.
We put all our effort into making wines that are distinctive and cerebral, approaching each wine unencumbered by a regime or badge and are not beholden to tradition. Every vineyard, variety and vintage is approached as if it is a blank canvas. As a result, every wine tells a story, speaking of the exact place and time it is from.
Matt Thomson MSc
Sophie Parker-Thomson MW
"...one of the most exciting labels to come out of Marlborough in the past decade."
- Rebecca Gibb MW | Vinous Media
Exceptional Single Vineyards
We seek out exceptional single vineyard sites throughout Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Central Otago in New Zealand, grown by long-term grower partners that are dedicated to their land.