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Medal - Victorian Grand National Exhibition Gold Prize 1868 (AD)
Awarded to: Jean Pierre Trouette

Victorian Grand National Exhibition gold prize medal, awarded to Jean Pierre Trouette as first prize for a red wine, 1867 vintage.

French immigrants Jean-Pierre Trouette, his wife Anne Marie Blampied and her brother Emile settled in the Grampians in 1858. Jean-Pierre and his brother-in-law Emile were the first to plant grape vines at Great Western, in 1863. They were eventually awarded numerous medals for their wines. Jean-Pierre was dedicated to the establishment of the local wine industry, and also served as a councillor in Stawell. He died in 1885.

Physical Description

A gold prize medal (36 mm diameter with loop and single ring) manufactured by engraving a gold disc with details of the exhibition and prize and mounting it in a yellow-gold ring.

Obverse Description

Engraved: Victorian / GRAND NATIONAL / Exhibition / BALLAARAT / 22d & 23d October / 1868.

Reverse Description

Engraved: 1ST PRIZE / RED WINE / Vintage 1867. / AWARDED TO / Jean Pierre Trouette

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