Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water is a part of centuries old tradition which began in the twelfth century when Henry II built a pleasure pool for his mistress Rosamund Clifford at Blenheim. The pool was fed by an ancient spring which legend maintains, has never dried. When demand for the water outstripped supply in recent years, a further source was found in the park and a bottling plant established. It is from this aquifer that this prestigious and delicious water is drawn today.
Blenheim Natural Mineral Water is one of the core businesses of the Blenheim Estates. The Estate is dominated by Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and a gift from a grateful nation to John Churchill (the first Duke) after his victory at Blenheim 300 years ago.
The Palace and Park welcomes over half a million visitors each year, who are drawn by the beauty and history of the “the finest view in England”. Beneath their feet lies an ancient water source, which has supplied natural mineral water to many Kings, Queens, Dukes and Duchesses. It is said that Henry II discovered the quality of the water when hiding his mistress here, following which he built a pleasure pool for her by the side of the lake and to this day, Rosamund’s Well remains a famous landmark.
Today, Blenheim Natural Mineral Water is still produced in the heart of Blenheim Park. It is the preferred choice in many prestigious restaurants and hotels where consistent quality and history are key brand attributes.