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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, White Hermitage, 'Melbonia-White', 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901416

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

The lable is printed in black, gold and blue ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage London International 1873, Paris International 1900. Australian wines Melbonia-White White Hermitage. Hans Irvine & Co., Dowgate Hill, London, E.C. & Victoria, Australia.

Chablis was a type of dry, pale white wine. This type of label was attached to the front of large, cylindrical bottles. Bottles of Melbonia White had silver-bronze foil tops with two gold bands.

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
Description:
Large pale yellow coloured rectangular paper label printed in blue, black and gold ink. Has gold border and depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.10 cm (Width), 10.70 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/MELBONIA-WHITE/WHITE HERMITAGE/ HANS IRVINE & Co., DOWGATE HILL, LONDON, E.C. & VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1905-1918

Irvine's London depot opened in 1905.

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