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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Chablis, 1905-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901393

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

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

Chablis is a type of dry, pale white wine. This label would have been used on a tall, cylindrical bottle.

"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 white rectangular wine label, black and blue ink on white paper with medals and crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.10 cm (Height), 8.25 cm (Width), 11.10 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: IRVINE'S/GREAT WESTERN/GOLD MEDAL/LONDON INTERNATIONAL/1873/PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/AUSTRALIAN WINES/Chablis/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.
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography

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