Large rectangular paper wine bottle label, light blue in colour, 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 and black ink and reads: "Irvine London International 1873 Gold Paris International 1900 Sweet Tonic wine (Burgundy type.) Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".
"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 rectangular paper label, light blue in colour, has gold border and printed text in black and gold ink. 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: "IRVINO"/LONDON INTERNATIONAL /1873/GOLD PARIS INTERNATIONAL/1900/SWEET/TONIC WINE/ (BURGUNDY TYPE.)/HANS IRVINE & Co. DOWGATE HILL. LONDON, E.C./AND VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Type of item
10.8 cm (Length), 8.6 cm (Width)
The Vigneron, March 25, 1909. H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.