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Wine Label - Great Western Winery, Brandy, 'Grand Old Invalid', 1888-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 901395

White 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 red ink and reads: "Hans Irvine's Grand Old Invalid. Trade Mark. Brandy. Great Western, Victoria, Australia".

Irvine's Brandy was distilled from grapes not deemed suitable for other wines. Irvine marketed his brandy with an emphasis on its medicinal properties, and in particular its effectiveness in treating 'infirmity.'

"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."
Wine bottle label printed with red ink and gold embossing on white background, gold crest c.c., elaborate scrolling and designs in gold throughout depicting vine leaves and bunches of grapes.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.80 cm (Width), 12.85 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
Maker: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1918
References: The Vigneron, March 25, 1909.
H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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