White paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1908-1918.
Wine label is printed in black ink and reads: "Sample Australian wine. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. Wine growers to H.M. the King."
This label may have been used for testing samples in the laboratory or at agricultural shows.
"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."
White paper label with double line border and text printed in black ink.
Mr Hans W. Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1908-1918
Irvine's gained permission to use the King's name on his wine labels in 1908.
Text: SAMPLE/AUSTRALIAN WINE./HANS IRVINE & Co., DOWGATE HILL, E.C./WINE GROWERS TO H.M. THE KING /Date.
Type of item
7 cm (Length), 6.4 cm (Width)
The Vigneron, March 25, 1909. H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.