Large oval white 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 prize medals and the Irvine crest.
The lablel is printed in gold, red and black ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage London International 1873 Paris International 1900 Australian wines "Shirazo" Sweet wine. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".
Shirazo is a sweet red wine similar to port. This type of label was attached to the front of large, squat, oval glass bottles. Bottles of Shirazo had blue 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."
Large oval, white paper label, bordered in gold and printed in black red and gold inks. Depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Mr Hans W. Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1905-1918
Irvine's London depot opened in 1905.
Text: IRVINE'S/GOLD MEDAL/PURE VINTAGE/LONDON INTERNATIONAL/1873/PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/AUSTRALIAN WINES/SHIRAZO/SWEET WINE/HANS IRVINE & Co. DOWGATE HILL, LONDON E.C. AND VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Type of item
10.4 cm (Length), 8.1 cm (Width)
The Vigneron, March 25, 1909. H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.