Sophie & Matt


“Blank Canvas – the art of making great wine” – Bob Campbell MW

Master of Wine Bob Campbell recently reviewed a selection of our new release wines. Here’s what he had to say: ‘Blank Canvas – the art of making great wine’ Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson make a great team. As a flying winemaker, Matt has crammed more than 40 vintages in […]


Can Gruner Veltliner Age? A Special ‘Museum Release’ Wine from our Cellar

A recent trip to Wellington resulted in a promise to release a very special tranche of our very first vintage of Gruner Veltliner – from 2010. I had on two occasions served this wine, blind, to Matt (about 10 months apart) who to my pleasure had both times been adamant the wine was from Europe! The […]


Gourmet Traveller WINE – Top 12 New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs

The Feb/Mar issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine focuses on ‘The Best of New Zealand’ highlighting the beauty of our industry and all we have to offer. We couldn’t be more proud that our tank fermented 2016 Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc made it into the Top 12 being described as […]