# 26231

HANS IRVINE & CO. (GREAT WESTERN VINEYARDS)

[WINE] Hans Irvine & Co. Australian wine growers, sparkling wine makers and wine distillers. Price list. To the Trade only.

$550.00 AUD

London : Hans Irvine & Co., Dowgate Hill, Cannon Street, [probably 1905-06]. Single sheet, 228 x 294 mm, folded to form [4] pages, printed in red and black, with vignette armorial crest and exhibition medals in gold at the head, and two lithographed views of Irvine’s Great Western Vineyards on the fourth side; top edges a little battered (short tears and creasing), else very good.

Hans Irvine, owner of the hugely successful Great Western, Imperial and Arawatta vineyards at Great Western in Victoria’s Grampians region, opened his London import depot for distrbution to the British wholesale market in 1905. This rare London price list, printed around that time, boasts that “The Wines from these Vineyards have been Awarded over 1,000 Gold and Silver Medals, Cups and Diplomas at all principal Exhibitions since 1873”. Among the wine brands listed are Brisbonia, Melbonia, Perthonia, Irvino, and of course, Great Western.