In addition to wine, northern Portugal holds some important sources of natural carbonated waters. The town of Vidago was once one of the most visited Portuguese spas and the water from Vidago has been bottled since 1873.
The source of Vidago is on the grounds of the Vidago Palace Hotel and can be visited and the natural carbonated water can be sampled at the source. A deep aquifer with water about 200 years old reaches close to the earth crust and the interaction creates the very rare naturally carbonated waters. When tasting a the source one notices the iron content of the water which holds some health benefits. For bottling the iron is removed in a gentle and natural way and the result is a high mineral content water with small soft bubbles and significant level of bicarbonates.
Vidago has been re-launched in 2010. The new upscale glass bottle for Vidago puts the water on the epicurean table and lets people enjoy the water away from the spa.