Lot of Bottle: 30 Years of Hildon Water
Award-winning Hildon Natural Mineral Water stars alongside some of the most prestigious gastronomic experiences and is available in more than 40 countries worldwide. Yet its journey began on a humble dairy farm in the heart of Hampshire’s Test Valley 30 years ago in 1989.
The reasons behind this natural mineral water’s meteoric rise are quite literally crystal clear. They include the water’s unique ph balance, low sodium content and pure flavour. This has ensured that Hildon consistently wins in blind tastings conducted by some of the world’s most discerning palates. This includes being the only bottled water to have scooped Restaurant Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award, nominated and voted for by professional chefs, for the past seven consecutive years.
Hildon’s quality comes from over 50 years of natural filtration through the chalk hills of the Test Valley. The only change made is the gentle carbonation used to create the 'gently sparkling' range. Otherwise it is as fresh as the day it was drawn from the aquifer, as nature intended. Hildon’s success is also due to the company’s commitment to protect the environment for generations to come by using sustainable practices and operating ethically, to ensure the Hildon Estate has only a positive impact on the local environment.
Highlights in Hildon’s 30-year journey have been Chewton Glen, the luxury five-star country house hotel and spa in the New Forest, one of Hildon’s original and most iconic customers, serving Hildon Natural Mineral Water with their 5* menus since 1989. Simon Prosser, Director of Sales & Marketing explained: “Chewton Glen supported us from the beginning and is an important ambassador for us.”
In addition in 2017, after many successful years supplying the Royal Household, Hildon was proud to be awarded the coveted Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen. To qualify it had to meet very strict criteria surrounding not only the water itself, but also the company’s ethical and sustainable business practices - the ultimate testament to the quality of Hildon Natural Mineral Water.