Here you can find a brief summary of the history of Águas do Vimeiro. Browse the different years available in the timeline shown below.
Dr. Frederico Henriques, physician of King João V and the most notable doctor of his time, wrote in his book “Medicinal Arquilégio”: “In Vimeiro, next to the convent of Penafirme, on the outskirts of Torres Vedras, there’s a spring whose waters have proven an effective remedy for nephritic ailments”
Dr. José Maria de Oliveira, wrote in the “Gazeta Médica do Porto”: “With the waters of Vimeiro, the most general result is conveyed by the term Águas Santas (Holy Waters) which have given it its virtue.”
Dr. Alfredo Luís Lopes reported in his book “Águas Minero-Medicinais de Portugal” the first summary analysis carried out by Dr. Agostinho Vicente Lourenço.
Date of the first official physical-chemical analysis of Água do Vimeiro, carried out by Charles Lepierre, who demonstrated all the qualities of the water that for centuries, had been dubbed by the people “Águas Santas do Vimeiro” (Holy waters of Vimeiro).
José Pedro Cardoso obtains the license of concession, issued on January 30, for the exploration for unlimited time of the springs of medicinal mineral waters named “Águas Santas do Vimeiro”.
Registration of the concession of the operating license of the Mineral-Medicinal Waters of Vimeiro to the Empresa das Aguas do Vimeiro, Lda – Diário do Governo II series nº284 of December 9, 1921.
The Natural Water of Vimeiro, with and without bubbles, enters large retail (Hypermarkets, Cash & Carrys, Groups and Associations of Supermarkets). This has led the Vimeiro brand to leadership in its segment.
In 1990, the brand slogan was changed to “Vimeiro – the origin of water”. With this change a new campaign was launched, conveying: “The primordial elements – water, fire, earth and air”.
On October 17, 2001, the Espírito Santo Group, with an interest in the touristic, hotel and thermal complex, purchased the Empresa Águas do Vimeiro, turning it into a stock corporation.