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The origins of Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks

The fulfilling taste of Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks begins with the finest Mediterranean fruits, herbs and spices.

Orange Tree

The taste of Italian goodness

Our iconic Italian Sparkling Drinks have been crafted with creativity since 1932. Our winning recipe for a top drinking experience always begins with careful selection of the highest-quality Mediterranean fruits, herbs and spices. 

Our drinks are produced exclusively in Italy. The oranges for our Aranciata come exclusively from Sicily and Calabria, our Limonata is made with lemons from Sicilian citrus groves, and the fruit used in our Chinotto drink grows on the fertile slopes of Mount Etna itself. 

We have long-standing relationships with many of our partner farms, where the fruits are harvested by hand, and their juices extracted directly on site to capture all their delicious goodness. 

Citrus Fruits

A passion for citrus

A citrus grove is like a child. It can never be left unattended and is in constant need of care and attention. Checking the leaves, blossom and fruit on each plant is a daily activity, while pruning and harvesting are carried out manually according to centuries-old techniques that take years to perfect.

In the words of Giosuè Arcoria, owner of the citrus grove in Sicily where the Tarocco oranges for Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks are grown: “Being a citrus farmer is not an easy job. It requires physical strength, patience and sacrifice. Only those with a passion for citrus fruits are able to work in this industry. But it is a noble kind of work that dates back centuries, using knowledge passed down from generation to generation, knowledge that is intrinsically linked to the local nature and the Sicilian way of life.”

Citrus Fruit in the hand of citrus farmer
Man smelling at orange
Man smelling at orange

Italian oranges

The oranges in Sanpellegrino Aranciata and other Italian Sparkling Drinks come from farms in Sicily and Calabria.

Slices of italian oranges
Slices of italian oranges

Lemon, the year-round citrus

In the Sicilian citrus groves where we source the lemons for Sanpellegrino Limonata, the trees produce fruit almost all year round.

Sliced italian lemons
Sliced italian lemons
Italian lemon tree
Italian lemon tree
Citrus fruits on wood table
Citrus fruits on wood table
Slices of pink grapefruit
Slices of pink grapefruit

Grapefruit, a taste of paradise

The scientific name Citrus x Paradisi is a perfect description of the delicious fruit grown in the Mediterranean and used by Sanpellegrino.

Citrus farmer with citrus fruits holding a grapefruit
Citrus farmer with citrus fruits holding a grapefruit

Sweet clementine

Our clementines get their irresistible sweetness from the Mediterranean sun that falls on the farms where they are grown.

Italian Clementines
Italian Clementines
Sicilian chinotto
Sicilian chinotto

The mysterious chinotto

Sanpellegrino Chinotto is made with chinotto grown between Taormina and Giardini Naxos, on the volcanic slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna.

Sanpellegrino Chinotto 20 cl glass
Sanpellegrino Chinotto 20 cl glass

The finest Mediterranean flavours

The story doesn't end with Citrus fruits: Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks come in a wide range of other flavours too. All the ingredients are grown under the Mediterranean sun, carefully selected and expertly combined for a perfectly balanced taste.

The juices used in our low-calorie Momenti range, for example, come from a variety of fruits, from pomegranates and blackcurrants to peaches and raspberries.

Fresh fruits, peaches and blackcurrant
Fresh fruits, peaches and blackcurrant
Fresh berries
Fresh berries
Bartender preparing a cocktail with Sanpellegrino Sparkling Mixers drinks
Bartender preparing a cocktail with Sanpellegrino Sparkling Mixers drinks

Our sparkling fruit and tea drinks are made with tea extract, organic cane sugar and the juice of Italian lemons and peaches.

All our organic options, including our sparkling fruit and tea drinks, are made with certified 100% organic fruits from Italy.

Meanwhile, the vibrant flavours of Sanpellegrino Mixers are the result of a finely crafted balance of refined ingredients such as quinine, oak and quassia wood extracts, citrus peel and a blend of gingers.

Fresh Ginger Roots
Fresh Ginger Roots