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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read our most frequently asked questions.

 

Our water

Packaging

Serving suggestions

Our water

1. What is Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water?

Acqua Panna is a premium still natural spring water that flows through the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany. Each drop of Acqua Panna is naturally filtered by the earth and perfected by time on a 14 year journey to the spring, giving it a special mineral balance for the smoothest taste.

2. What is “spring water”?

The FDA defines spring water as “water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth.” The FDA sets stringent national standards for what qualifies as “spring water” – standards that Acqua Panna consistently meets or exceeds.

View the FDA requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations here

3. Where is the spring located? Can I visit it?

The source of Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water is located in the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany, Italy, more specifically in the Mugello Region. The surrounding small towns can be visited; however, the bottling plant and underground source, which are located inside the Panna Estate are not open to the public.

4. What is the history behind Acqua Panna?

Acqua Panna takes its name from the Villa Panna Estate in Tuscany, a summer estate that was owned by the noble Medici family of Florence.  The Medici family were of the most renowned art patrons in history.  Their court included some of the most celebrated artists & visionaries including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, and Botticelli. The iconic fleur-des-lis symbol was their crest. The Medici family acquired over 3,000 acres of land in Scarperia, Tuscany in order to turn it into an untouched hunting reserve. They officially limited its borders with an act, dating back to 1564.  That decree still exists and guards the land where Acqua Panna flows.

5. How does Acqua Panna taste?

Acqua Panna is described as the smoothest tasting water. It has been recognized by chefs and sommeliers around the world. The unique flavor profile of Acqua Panna comes from its 14-year journey through the aquifer beneath the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany as it develops its mineral composition which creates the smoothest tasting water.

6. What is the pH balance of Acqua Panna?

Acqua Panna is naturally alkaline from the source, which a pH of 8.0 or higher.

For more details about Acqua Panna, view our water quality report here.

Packaging

1. Are your BOTTLES BPA free?

Yes, our plastic and glass bottles are BPA free.

2. Are your products recyclable?

Yes, we only use 100% recyclable materials for our packaging and we encourage consumers to actively recycle to preserve the planet for future generations.

Serving suggestions

1. What is the best way to serve Acqua Panna?

We suggest to drink it between 53°F/12°C and 64°F/18°C, and drinking it without ice-cubes or lemon.

2. What would be a good food or wine pairing for Acqua Panna?

According to expert sommeliers, Acqua Panna® Natural Mineral water is best paired with a 'light' wine, and all foods that are considered ‘delicate’. Acqua Panna perfectly accompanies and complements these tastes and enhances them on your taste buds. Usually Acqua Panna is paired with white or even bubbly wines, but of course everything is a matter of personal taste.