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At the confluence of the Dranses, Sembrancher symbolizes the gateway to the Entremont estate

Along the water...

Sembrancher, a village in the heart of the Swiss Alps

The Swiss village of Sembrancher is located at the intersection of two valleys and is part of a natural setting that is both wild, serene and bucolic, which is not not unlike those of Corsica. A typicality that has always given it a real tourist appeal

To the west of the village of Sembrancher rises the majestic Mont Catogne, famous for its shape resembling a volcano. Thissummit of the Valais Alps which culminates at 2598 meters above sea level, is indeed renowned for its splendid singular beauty. The fauna and flora flourish there and you can come across ibexes and varieties of wild flowers at the bend of a path. Hiking on Mont Catogne is a breathtaking breath of nature, in a unique environment.

At the top, the view is breathtaking and a feeling of being at the end of the world immediately embraces you. The breathtaking panorama embarks on a plunging discovery over the Rhone Valley and an almost timeless parenthesis. A picturesque mountain, offering various access paths, depending on the preferred difficulty.

Mont Catogne, which we had the joy and privilege of climbing to soak up this marvelous environment, is rich in abundant and precious resources…

Sembrancher mineral water! A water that flows in its heart and emerges through an Artesian well on the mountainside. Sembrancher mineral water was born on the day when, in 2008, from the bowels of the Earth, it gently let itself be taken to the beautiful light of day, after having gently walked through the bowels of this majestic granite pyramid. Present at a depth of more than 55 meters, it is carefully collected at its own pace and does not undergo any pumping, or brutal extraction, or of course any chemical treatment.

A singularity undoubtedly unique in the world which makes it an exceptional water!

What are the key dates in the history of Sembrancher mineral water, a premium Swiss water that seduces epicureans with its neutrality and high quality.

A look back at some historical sequences… Along the water!

According to the history of the town, the first consumers of Sembrancher water date back to 1239. Its great taste qualities, its taste neutrality and its beneficial effects on the health of the inhabitants have contributed to the growing notoriety of Sembrancher, which has become one of of the most famous waters in Switzerland.

For the anecdote, Doctor Louis Lude, based in the village of Sembrancher, observed in the 1920s an extremely low rate of cavities among children in the town. And this, in resonance with that of the other children of the district. From this observation, he deduced that the population had to ingest fluoride on a regular basis. Intrigued, he transmitted his observations to the cantonal health authorities, thus paving the way for a good number of studies on the quality of Sembrancher’s water and its typicality.

Thus, from 1920 to 2002, the proven quality and properties of Sembrancher water aroused the recurring interest of scientists, consumers and companies wishing to bottle it.

It was at the beginning of the 2000s, in 2002 precisely, that the Municipal Council of the village of Sembrancher commissioned the hydrogeologist office ALPGEO in Sierre, for the study and recognition of the mineral waters of Sembrancher. From November 2003, drilling work was carried out and a variety of geological investigations were carried out.

Following these numerous geological studies and the various analyzes required for certification, the S.E.E.M.S. S.A., Société d’exploitation des Eaux Minérales de Sembrancher S.A. was finally commissioned in the fall of 2008 and obtained the exclusive exploitation of the Mineral Water of Sembrancher.

A precious resource that we remember is collected in a reasoned way (only 1%) at the exit of the Artesian well, without pumping and without brutality. The Société des Eaux Minérales de Sembrancher has always since worked with constant and permanent respect for people, ecosystems and the environment.

Since 2022 Sembrancher has been available to consumers in just a few clicks, with home service. The online eShop since 2021 also offers the general public, as well as professionals, the possibility of ordering its product ranges online.

 

Ancestral benefits1239

The history of the town lists the first consumers of Sembrancher water in 1239. Its taste qualities and its beneficial effects on the health of the inhabitants have largely contributed to Sembrancher’s notoriety.

Healing water1920

In the 1920s, Dr. Louis Lude based in Sembrancher observed an extremely low rate of caries among children in the town compared to that of other children in the district. Noting a significant resistance to caries in both adults and children, he deduces that to acquire this degree of resistance to caries, the population had to ingest fluoride on a regular basis. Intrigued by these facts, he transmitted his observations to the cantonal health authorities and thus paved the way for a large number of studies on the quality of the waters of Sembrancher, their origin and their fluorine and magnesium content.

Water with recognized properties1920 - 2002

During all these years, the proven quality and properties of Sembrancher water have aroused the interest of scientists, consumers and companies wishing to bottle it.

Official recognition2002

In 2002, the Municipal Council of Sembrancher commissioned the hydrogeologist office ALPGEO in Sierre, for the study and recognition of the mineral waters of Sembrancher.

St Etienne drilling2003

The drilling works will be carried out in November 2003 and the geological investigations are carried out.

Commissioning2008

After all the geological investigations and all the analyzes required for certification, the S.E.E.M.S. S.A., Société d’exploitation des Eaux Minérales de Sembrancher S.A. will be commissioned in October 2008.

Home delivery2022

Sembrancher is now available to you in just a few clicks.