Small oval white paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1905-1918. The label is bordered in gold and depicts prize medals and the Irvine crest.
Wine label is printed in black, red and gold ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage London International 1873 Paris International 1900 Australian wines Perthonia-Red Hermitage. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".
This type of label was attached to the front of small, squat, oval glass bottles. Bottles of Perthonia Red had red foil tops with two green 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."
Small oval white paper label, bordered in gold and printed in black, gold and red inks. The label features the Irvine family crest flanked to the left by a reproduction of a gold medal.
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/PERTHONIA-RED/HERMITAGE/HANS IRVINE & Co. DOWGATE HILL, LONDON E.C. AND VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Type of item
5.8 cm (Length), 4.6 cm (Width)
The Vigneron, March 25, 1909. H.W.H. Irvine entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography.