Large pale yellow rectangular wine bottle label used at H.W.H. Irvine's Great Western winery, 1905-1918. The label features the Irvine family crest flanked to the left by a reproduction of a gold medal.
The label is printed in black, gold and blue ink and reads: "Irvine's gold medal pure vintage Australian wines. Perthonia-Red Hermitage. Hans Irvine & Co. Dowgate Hill, London, E.C. & Victoria, Australia".
This type of label was attached to the front of small, cylindricall 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."
Large rectangular pale yellow wine 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.
Printed: 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. & VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Type of item
8.6 cm (Length), 10.7 cm (Width)