Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Chablis, 'Perthonia-White', 1905-1918 Reg. No: SH 901425
- Small white oval coloured paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1905-1918. The label has a gold border and depicts award medals and the Irvine crest.
Wine label is printed in black, gold and blue ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage Australian wines. Perthonia White, White Chablis. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".
Chablis was a type of dry, pale white wine. This type of label was attached to the front of small, squat, oval glass bottles. Bottles of Perthonia White had gold foil tops with two red 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."
- Small white oval wine label, black, gold and blue lettering on a white background. The label features the Irvine family crest flanked by a reproduction of a gold medal on each side.
|Dimensions:||4.60 cm (Width), 5.80 cm (Length)|
|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/ PERTHONIA-WHITE/CHABLIS/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.
|Place Used:||Victoria, Australia|
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.
SH921484 / SH921485 - Booklet - 'Above and Below Ground at Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard', about1903
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