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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Sparkling Burgundy, 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901419

Summary:
Large maroon rectangular paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1888-1918. The label depicts the Irvine crest.

Wine label is printed in silver ink and reads: "Irvine's Sparkling Burgundy. Hans W.H. Irvine, Proprietor. Great Western, Victoria, Australia".

Hans Irvine's Sparkling wines were the first successful wines of their type to be grown in Victoria.

"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 maroon rectangular paper label printed in silver ink with inscriptions in script and the Irvine crest.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.90 cm (Width), 12.00 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/Sparkling Burgundy/HANS W.H. IRVINE, Proproetor,/GREAT WESTERN VINEYARD/VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1918

Irvine purchased the Great Western Winery in 1888 and sold it in 1918.
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090433b.htm. Viewed LDH, 20.05.08.

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