Saint Geron
Located in Auvergne, in the region of Clermont-Ferrand known as the region of French volcanoes, and deep in the heart of France, the mineral spring of Saint Geron has a long and proud natural history.

The product we drink today fell as rain far back in the Middle Ages, and has then been naturally filtered over the last eleven hundred years. Enriched by minerals picked up along its voyage, and cleansed of all bacteria and nitrates, which show up at less than .1 milligrams per liter, it makes its way back to the surface as a lightly carbonated water bursting with purity.

As with many of the great natural waters, the Saint Geron source was enjoyed by the Romans. At the end of the 19th century, workers constructing reservoirs to collect water from the spring, discovered antique wells and coins from the reign of Faustina Augustus during the Gallo-roman period. From its early history, Saint Geron has been showered with awards. Dubbed "The Queen of Mineral Waters," it has long been recommended as an aid in the treatment of anemia, digestive problems, diabetes and even gout. Its elegant glass bottle was created by painter and designer Alberto Bali. The mineral water gathers in layers of rock located up to 200 meters beneath the surface, and is thus safe from environmental influences. It is pumped to the surface from 21 wells in Gerolstein and subsequently piped to the bottling facilities there. These pumping stations are electronically supervised to continuously control the wells' water level, the temperature and the mineral level.

The source, around for 1000's of years, has been updated too, with a new well drilled in 1994, and an ultra modern bottling plant built in 2006.


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