Small white oval coloured 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 award medals and the Irvine crest.
Wine label is printed in black, gold and blue ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage Australian wines. Perthonia White, White Chablis. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill. London, E.C. and Victoria, Australia".
Chablis was a type of dry, pale white wine. This type of label was attached to the front of small, squat, oval glass bottles. Bottles of Perthonia White had gold 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."
Small white oval wine label, black, gold and blue lettering on a white background. The label features the Irvine family crest flanked by a reproduction of a gold medal on each side.
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-WHITE/CHABLIS/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: [Link 1] Viewed LDH, 20.05.08. SH921484 / SH921485 - Booklet - 'Above and Below Ground at Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard', about1903