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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Sweet Tonic Wine, 'Irvino', 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901404

Summary:
Large rectangular paper wine bottle label, light blue in colour, 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 and black ink and reads: "Irvine London International 1873 Gold Paris International 1900 Sweet Tonic wine (Burgundy type.) Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".

"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 rectangular paper label, light blue in colour, has gold border and printed text in black and gold ink. Depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.60 cm (Width), 10.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, great western, rural victoria, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries
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: "IRVINO"/LONDON INTERNATIONAL /1873/GOLD PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/SWEET/TONIC WINE/ (BURGUNDY TYPE.)/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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