White paper wine bottle label, used at H.W.H Irvine's winery at Great Western, 1888-1918. The label depicts the Irvine crest.

Wine label is printed in red ink and reads: "Hans Irvine's Grand Old Invalid. Trade Mark. Brandy. Great Western, Victoria, Australia".

Irvine's Brandy was distilled from grapes not deemed suitable for other wines. Irvine marketed his brandy with an emphasis on its medicinal properties, and in particular its effectiveness in treating 'infirmity.'

"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."

Physical Description

Wine bottle label printed with red ink and gold embossing on white background, gold crest c.c., elaborate scrolling and designs in gold throughout depicting vine leaves and bunches of grapes.

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