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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.
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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