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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Sweet Wine, 'Shirazo', 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901407

Summary:
Large oval white paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1905-1918. The label has a gold border and depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.

The lablel is printed in gold, red and black ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage London International 1873 Paris International 1900 Australian wines "Shirazo" Sweet wine. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".

Shirazo is a sweet red wine similar to port. This type of label was attached to the front of large, squat, oval glass bottles. Bottles of Shirazo had blue foil tops with two red bands.
Description:
Large oval, white paper label, bordered in gold and printed in black red and gold inks. Depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.10 cm (Width), 10.40 cm (Length)

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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, History of Wine Labels Used at Great Western Vineyard, 1888-1918, 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/GOLD MEDAL/PURE VINTAGE/LONDON INTERNATIONAL/1873/PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/AUSTRALIAN WINES/SHIRAZO/SWEET WINE/HANS IRVINE & Co. DOWGATE HILL, LONDON E.C. AND VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1905-1918

Irvine's London depot opened in 1905.
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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