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Bottle - Wine, Glass, Clear, circa 1960s-1990s Object Reg. No: HT 5335

Summary:
Glass bottle containing wine produced by the di Benedetto family, circa 1960s-1990s. The Di Benedetto family produced wine at their home in Thornbury, from the 1960s to 1991. In the early years the wine making was very much a family affair, with everyone contributing to the annual ritual. As the family dispersed, Vito di Benedetto continued to make wine once every three years, with the assistance of Maria and often his daughter Angela, until his death in 1991.
Description:
Clear glass bottle containing red/brown liquid. Bottle has diamond markings in glass. Originally a soft-drink bottle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Angela di Benedetto, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, wine, viticulture winemaking, wineries, domestic technology, winemaking equipment
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Di Benedetto Family, Italian Migrants, circa 1950s
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: product packaging
Inscriptions: In white pigment on glass: 'SERVE ICY COLD'
On paper label: MARCHANTS/ LEMONADE
Maker: Vito di Benedetto, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1990s

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