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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Sparkling Burgundy, 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901411

Summary:
Large maroon rectangular paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1888-1918. The label depicts the Irvine crest.

The label is printed in silver and reads: "Irvine's Sparkling Burgundy Hans W.H. Irvine, Proproetor, Great Western Vineyard, Victoria, Australia".

Hans Irvine's Sparkling wines were the first successful wines of their type to be grown in Victoria.
Description:
Large maroon rectangular paper label in silver ink. Depicts the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.90 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: great western, rural industry, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries, working life
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922)
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: product labels
Inscriptions: Text: IRVINE'S/Sparkling Burgundy/HANS W.H. IRVINE, Proproetor,/GREAT WESTERN VINEYARD/VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1918
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Comments

Don Baumann Posted on 07 Dec 2009 3:28 AM
What is the alcohol content of Irvine's Sparkling Burgundy. Can it be purchased in stores in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A? Store names?
Don Baumann Posted on 07 Dec 2009 3:30 AM
See my questions under heading Comments above
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Dec 2009 1:15 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Don. This wine was from the late 19th/early 20th centuries. The Great Western Vineyard was sold to Seppelt in 1918 but does still operate today. It doesn't appear that they still make a sparkling burgundy but they do produce a sparkling shiraz. Further information can be found at http://www.seppelt.com.au/cellardoors/greatwestern.html and you may be interested in contacting them for further information.

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