Australia Victoria Horsham
Medal - Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society Silver Prize c. 1875 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Trouette and Blampied
Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society silver prize medal awarded to Trouette and Blampied for 'Colonial Wine' around 1875. The Society supported the development of farming practices and community relationships in the Wimmera region.
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.
A silver prize medal (45 mm diameter) awarded to Trouette & Blampied of St. Peter's vineyard Great Western for their wine entry. The medal features a rural scene with bull and horse facing right and sheep facing left surrounded by grape vine, plough etc. together with details of the award.
Agricultural scene featuring horse, cow, sheep, plough, grape vine etc. on exergue line in small letters, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
At centre within wreath of fruit & wheat, engraved,Trouette & Blampied; around, HORSHAM & WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
FIRST PRIZE, COLONIAL WINE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Marie Blampied, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1875 AD
Type of item
45 mm (Outside Diameter), 57.85 g (Weight)
Richard Cornish, 'Throw a langoustine on the barbie', in The Age, July 8, 2008, [Link 1] accessed 27/7/2010. Grampians Information Page [Link 2] accesed 27/7/2010. Arthur Kuehne, Grapes and Gold, reproduced at [Link 3] accessed 27./7/2010.