Vichy Catalan Bottles

Renowned from antiquity

Vichy Catalan Spanish Sparkling mineral water is synonymous with good health, encapsulating the essence of Spanish culture.

Vichy Catalan was established in 1881. This premium water emerges from the ground at 60 degrees Celsius, which gives it a unique personality. The water is rich in minerals from the heart of the earth, which coincidentally have been shown to lower cholesterol, thus benefitting the heart. It also has many other health properties. It is unlike any other sparkling mineral water.

Our water compliments food beautifully and comes highly recommended by gastronomic personalities.

Vichy Catalan Bottles

Good Health

Exceptional water for your body

Vichy Catalan mineral water is good for you, containing 27 of the 34 minerals that the human body needs for good health. Vichy Catalan has a strong reputation for exceptional quality and conducts ongoing research into the metabolism of cholesterol. Vichy Catalan water is very high in sodium and bicarbonates, which benefit digestion.

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Nutritional components of VICHY CATALAN

The mineral composition is what gives the water it's delicious taste and well-documented health giving properties. Here is a snapshot of some of the health giving minerals:

Na Sodium

1,070 mg/l

Basic acid balance, nervous and muscular function.

K Potassium

51.2 mg/l

Nervous and muscular function, basic acid balance and metabolism of the water.

Ca Calcium

15.3 mg/l

Formation of bones and teeth, blood clotting, nervous and muscular function, normal heatbeat.

Mg Magnesium

6.8 mg/l

Formation of bones and teeth, nervous and muscular function, activation of the enzymes.

Observations of Interest

Image of a Vichy Catalan
water crystal
Photo © Masaru Emoto

Vichy Catalan is noted for the macro and micro mineral elements in very interesting quantities from the nutritional point of view, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, fluoride, lithium, iodine and molyhbdenum.

Contribution of 1 litre of VICHY CATALAN

Element Function RDA or SC
(healthy adult)
Contribution of 1 litre of
VICHY CATALAN
Sodium NaBasic acid balance, nervous and muscular function.Sufficient contribution with usual diet1,070 mg
Potassium KNervous and muscular function, basic acid balance and metabolism of the waterSufficient contribution with usual diet51.2 mg
Calcium CaFormation of bones and teeth, blood clotting, nervous and muscular function, normal heatbeat.1,000 mg15.3 mg
(1.5% RDA)
Magnesium MgFormation of bones and teeth, nervous and muscular function, activation of the enzymes.400 mg, man
310 mg, woman
6.8 mg
(1.7% RDA)
(2.2% RDA)
Sulphur SGiven that sulphur is present in keratin, which is a protean substance of the skin, nails and hair, it takes part in the synthesis of collagen (element that maintains the cells joined). It also intervenes in the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates.Sufficient contribution with sulphured amino acids46.1 mg sulphate
Iron FeFormation of enzymes that alter many chemical recations in the body and are the main components of red globules and muscular cells.10 mg, man
15 mg, woman
0.28 mg
(2.8% RDA)
(1.9% RDA)
Fluoride FFormation of bones and teeth.4 mg, man
3 mg, woman
1 mg
(25% RDA)
(33% RDA)
Zinc ZnComponent of enzymes and insulin, curing of wounds, growth.15 mg, man
12 mg, woman
< 0.025 mg
(< 0.16% RDA)
(< 0.21% RDA)
Copper CuComponents of enzymes, formation of red globules, formation of bones.1.5-3 mg< 10 micro g
(0.66-0.33% SC)
Iodine IFormation of thyroid hormones that regulate the energy control mechanisms.150 micro g0.01 mg
(7% RDA)
Manganese MnComponent of enzymes.2.3 mg, man
1.8 mg, woman
17 micro g
(0.74% SC)
(0.94% SC)
Molybdenum MoActivation of enzymes.75 to 250 micro g< 2 micro g
(0.8-2.7% SC)
Selenium SeNecessary for the synthesis of an antioxidant enzyme.55 micro g< 5 micro g
(< 9% RDA)
Chromium CrThis micro-mineral appears in the body in very small quantities. It participates in the metabolism of suger, for the normal use of glucose, and in growth. Its activity occurs jointly with other substances that control the metabolism of insulin and of several enzymes, in the formation of fatty acids, cholesterol and in the genetic material of cells.50 - 200 micro g< 5 micro g
(< 2.5-10% SC)
Tin SnIt has not been determined as essential for the organism although there are indications that it takes part in some biological reactions. It may be a fundamental element for the formation of some enzymes and hormones.There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established< 5 micro g
Nickel NiIt maintains the arterial pressure normalised, increases the action of insulin, has an antagonistic action against adrenaline and increases the blood fats.There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established< 10 micro g
Vanadium VIt acts as an antioxidant agent, prevents heart attacks, improves the metabolism of iron, prevents tooth decay, inhibits the formation of cholesterol in the blood vessels, maintains the fat level in the blood.There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established< 2.5 micro g
Silicon SiIndispensable from the structural and functional point of view for the conjunctive tissue. Regenerates collagen.There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established30.0 mg
Lithium LiIt does not have nutritional functions but its presence in the waters given them favourable effects.There is no recommendation.1.3 mg
Bicarbonate HCO3It does not have nutritional functions but its presence in the waters given them favourable effects.There is no recommendation.2.013 mg
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Culture

The area where Vichy Catalan comes from is north of Barcelona and has been inhabited from prehistory and Roman times. Hot, effervescent water is bubbling from the source in the area and revered by many for the hot thermal water that surfaces. Soon after Vichy Catalan began bottling the water in 1889, a spa and hotel was erected to accommodate the many visitors wanting “to take to the waters”. The aquifer has unique mineral compositions. The source for Vichy Catalan has been capped and the water and gas are collected. The water is allowed to cool and then bottled. Vichy Catalan is a part of the Spanish way of life. It is the most recognised mineral water from Spain.

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Collection

We import the popular sizes in the glass bottle collection for your consumption. In addition, we will also have stock of limited edition product lines when they are available.

Available in
  • 1000ml glass bottles
  • 750ml glass painted bottles
  • 500ml bottles (supplied in packs of 20)

Connect

We invite you to taste spain

Vichy Catalan is stocked at the following retail outlets:

VICTORIA

Leo's Fine Food & Wine Supermarkets
Louie's Deli & Cafe
Casa Iberica Deli
The epicurean delicatessen

TASMANIA

The Italian Pantry

If you are in another state, please contact us for a freight quote.

Vichy Catalan is also proudly poured at these restaurants:

VICTORIA

Sangria Spanish tapas bar

TASMANIA

We have supported significant events at:

  • Morgans, Sorrento
  • Vue de Monde, Melbourne
  • NGV, Best of Best Dinner, Melbourne
  • The Boulevard, Kew
  • Crabapple Kitchen
  • Koala Kids

If you would like to taste our water or have it at your restaurant, please contact us.
Vichy Catalan is part of the Taste Spain group of Companies visit www.tastespain.com.au or www.fontdor.com.au

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The most recognized mineral water from Spain. Vichy Catalan is a very high mineral content water with natural carbonation. The water is also very high in Sodium and Bicarbonates (advantages for digestion) and low in Calcium and Magnesium for such a high mineral content water.

Remains from prehistory and from Roman times indicate that the area around Caldes de Malavella had been continuously inhabited up to today. There is no doubt that the surfacing of hot thermal water has been the main attraction of the area. The bottling of Vichy Catalan started in 1889 and soon a spa was erected to accommodate the many visitors wanting “to take to the waters”. Hot, effervescent water is bubbling from many sources in the area. All springs are coming from the same aquifer but with slightly different mineral compositions. The source for Vichy Catalan has been capped and water and gas is collected separately. The water is allowed to cool and the gas is then re-injected just prior to bottling.