Tsitsikamma Crystal Mountain Spring Water
During tastings at the annual Gold Wine Awards, judges need quality spring water in between wines. This is where a partnership between Tsitsikamma Spring Water and Gold Wine Awards made sense.
Only Tsitsikamma Spring Water used during the
annual Gold Wine Awards
Judy Woodgate started a bottling plant in 1997 after discovering the high quality of spring water on her Tsitsikamma farm. The company follows the philosophy of “we take from nature, so we need to give back to nature”. Since the very first bottle was sold in 1997, Tsitsikamma Spring Water has donated to the Dolphin Action and Protection Group to help with the Save the Whales campaign. In 2014 Tsitsikamma Crystal started donating to GRUWing, which provides air support for rhino protection and wildlife crimes. For more information, visit http://www.gruwing.co.za/. Tsitsikamma Spring Water continues to make a difference by donating for every bottle sold, as they have done since 1997.
Tsitsikamma Crystal Mountain Spring Water is sourced from a quartzite aquifer within the pristine Tsitsikamma Mountains. This sweet-tasting water is filtered naturally as it journeys through various layers of rock, which impart the delicate balance of minerals that give it its own unique flavour. The pristine and mountainous area up gradient of the source is a protected Nature Conservation area. Since Mother Nature herself is the only inhabitant in the run-off area, there is no risk from extraneous pollution. This untouched location of Tsitsikamma Crystal’s natural spring makes it unique. In keeping with a sense of environmental responsibility, the company launched an eco-bottle across the full range of products. These eco-bottles are lightweight (less plastic) and made using a combination of recycled PET (rPET) and virgin PET, and have been carefully designed to be 100% recyclable into new PET bottles.
Tsitsikamma Spring water is bottled using state-of-the-art machinery. The company is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint and has worked hard to create bottles that are as sustainable as possible.
They blow their own preforms and bottles on site, reducing our carbon footprint. By clever design, they recently reduced the weight of their 5L bottles to contain 22% less plastic per bottle. It is the lightest 5L bottle on the market in South Africa. The bottling facility also makes use of renewable solar energy, which has resulted in significant energy savings, the equivalent to 109 tons of CO2 emissions saved per year (or 365 trees per year – or a tree a day).
The mission statement of “best product, best service and best relationships” holds true. The team lives by the mission statement and takes great pride in delivering the best product to their customers.
According to PETCO Chief Executive Officer, Cheri Scholtz, in 2018, an average of 6.2 million PET plastic bottles were collected every day for recycling across South Africa, creating 68,000 income-generating opportunities for small and micro-collectors – an increase in the 2017 total of 64,000.
For more information and recycling collection points throughout South Africa, visit www.petco.co.za.
Tsitsikamma Sparkling Spring Water was recently awarded a Double Gold at the Aurora International Taste Challenge.