Small oval pale yellow 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. Melbonia White, White 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 Melbonia White had silver-bronze foil tops with two gold 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."

Physical Description

Small pale yellow oval wine label, black, gold and blue lettering on a yellow background. The label features the Irvine family crest flanked by a reproduction of a gold medal on each side. The label also has a gold border.

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