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Sources of Water

We expect close to 1,000 bottles for the event, so please help us manage the load by following the instructions.


Please ensure your shipment arrives in San Sebastian between March 25th and April 22nd. 
If you send samples from outside Europe, please send them early, as there might be delays in customs.

You can bring the samples in person if you attend the San Sebastian events. 
We must receive the samples at the Basque Culinary Center by Thursday, April 25th at 2 pm to be included in the Taste and Design Competition. We recommend this method, especially for samples from outside of Europe.


We need the water for the Taste and Design Competition and the Food & Water Pairing Dinner Event.

If you have Still AND Sparkling, please send:

8 x 750ml Still
8 x 750ml Sparkling
(We need 6 liters of your water in both STILL & SPARKLING. 
If you have different bottle sizes, an equivalent would be 6x 1L or 12 x 500ml or 18 x 330ml,….)

If you have Still OR Sparkling only, please send:

10 x 750ml 

(We need 7.5  liters of your water. If you have different bottle sizes, an equivalent would be 8x 1L or 15 x 500ml or 23 x 330ml,….) 

We suggest sending us your most iconic bottles for the design category.

You can compete in all the design categories. If you have Glass, PET, Aluminum, Tetra, or Bag-in-a-box, please send us two samples each. This is in addition to the amount above.


Expect severe abuse of the shipment and pack accordingly. Just shipping in your standard box will end in disaster. To illustrate, we have footage from a recent water delivery: Delivery Video.

  • Please write the BRAND NAME of your water in large letters on at least two sides of the box to quickly identify your shipment. 
  • If possible, please send your water in one box. If you have multiple boxes, please mark them 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 etc.


Please ship to this address:

Antonio Maria Labaien, 14 - 6E
20009 - San Sebastian


Jorge Navarro Dols
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+34 636959211 

Please use Jorge as the contact info for the shipment and not anyone else:


Please use DHL, as this is the easiest way to get your water through customs.

 FedEx or UPS is also possible, but please ensure the package is trackable if you use another carrier.


  • Indicate the number of bottles.
  • Check the box that you are paying for any potential fees and customs duties.
  • Please add a pro forma invoice stating the number of bottles and their value. It should state that the samples are not for sale but commercial samples or  “Muestras sin valor commercial.”
  • In rare cases, depending on the country and the mood of customs officials, we receive invoices for small “custom fees,” which we will pay to deliver the waters. We will invoice you after the events for any possible fees.


  • Please email Erika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your tracking number(s) and the name of the carrier you are using.
  • Attach the proforma invoice.
  • Please include in your email what you have shipped: How many bottles for each category and in each size.

Glass Still:         
Size 1
Size 2

Glass Sparkling:    
Size 1
Size 2
PET Still:
Size 1
Size 2

PET Sparkling::    
Size 1
Size 2