History

History

BORJOMI is a mineral water of volcanic origin, which by natural standards is over 1,500 years old.

History of the BORJOMI brand

The mineral springs of the Borjomi Gorge were discovered over one thousand years ago. Seven large rock tubs discovered in the early 20th century and dating back to the beginning of the 1st millennium AD attest to the availability and use of the spring waters, most likely for bathing rather than drinking purposes. Later on, the springs fell into long oblivion, and their location has been abandoned.

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BORJOMI Museum

BORJOMI is a mineral water of volcanic origin, which by natural standards is over 1,500 years old. And today, BORJOMI is the source of Georgia’s national pride and the country’s visiting card. This unique water is famous far beyond its native land, every day winning hearts of the ever-growing number of people all over the world. This brand has its history, legends and undisputable facts. Czars and political leaders of foreign countries, people of arts and even cosmonauts were not indifferent to BORJOMI…

We know that the wonderful springs of the Borjomi Gorge have been discovered as far back as 1,000 years ago. But the new life of this unique water began by a pure fluke: one day in 1816, a few soldiers of the Kherson Grenadier Regiment quartered in Gori felt thirsty…

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To the 125th anniversary

You are about to see the glorious history of the legendary trademark which became a visiting card of Georgia! Historical eras, rulers, tastes and fashion trends came and went, and so did the appearance of this unique water long known for its healing properties…

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Interesting facts

According to an old Georgian legend, the name “BORJOMI” comes from the combination of two words: “borj” (fortress) and “omi” (war). In the past, wars were frequent there, and Borjomi town had an advantageous location in the Borjomi Gorge. The mountains surrounding the town served as a natural fortress, strengthened by watchtowers built on their slopes.

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