The Journey

Steeped in history, the Hildon Estate as we know it today has been witness to many a story over its lifetime. Stemming back to the early 17th century, it is a feat of architectural wonder and fascination.

1989

Hildon Limited launched


When Hildon founder Christian Heppe purchased the Hildon Estate, he soon discovered the immense purity of the water. Sourced from an underground aquifer deep below the Estate, he launched Hildon Natural Mineral Water, bringing its perfect and consistent composition to the world.

Rose Hill House to Hildon House


As a grade two listed property, it comes as no surprise that the home of Hildon Natural Mineral Water holds a rich and compelling history. With evidence of the site dating back to around 1802, the land was first graced by Rose Hill House, a gothic style villa described in its sale particulars as 'a modern and elegant mansion'.

Following a name change to Hildon House, the property was demolished and replaced by a larger, renaissance style residence. Behind the building's sophisticated design was Sir Aston Webb, the architect responsible for the front façade of Buckingham Palace.

New beginnings

From a Renaissance Residence to the home of Hildon Natural Mineral Water.


After the demolition of the original Hildon House in 1954, Christian Heppe purchased the remaining coach house and land, where he would then lay the foundations for the pristine tasting water company you know today.

1989
1989

Chewton Glen places an order, becoming Hildon's very first customer; marking the start of a relationship that would remain to this very day.

1990
1990

The Hildon Foundation was set up to support the arts and give something back to the communities who surround our beautiful Estate.

1994
1994

To celebrate 5 years of successful trading, the Hildon and Friends Magazine is launched to the trade and partners of Hildon.

1998
1998

Hildon takes a step into the digital world with the launch of its very first website, staying ahead of the competition.

1999
1999

To celebrate 10 years of trading, Hildon launches its Sport range, introducing the push pull cap for the very first time.

2004
2004

As a result of high demand, Hildon at Home is launched to enable our customers to savour the pristine taste of Hildon in their own home.

2009
2009

After 20 years of successful trading, Hildon is now exported to the finest hotels and venues, in over 30 different countries around the world.

2013
2013

Winners of the Chefs Choice award for best bottled water. A unique award voted for by chefs and sommeliers in the Industry.

2016
2016

The founder and driving force of Hildon, Mr Christian Heppe, sadly passes away. His dedication inspires our mission to continue with his success.

2017
2017

Hildon is appointed the prestigious Royal Warrant after several years of successfully supplying Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

2018
2018

Winners of the Readers Choice Award for best bottled water for the 6th year in a row. Previously named the Chefs Choice Award.

2019
2019

Hildon celebrates 30 successful years of trading. Continuing to be served around the world in some of the finest hotels and restaurants.

Today and tomorrow

We are committed to having sustainability at the core of all we do.


When it comes to ensuring Hildon Natural Mineral Water is savoured by generations to come, it is pivotal we protect the mineral-rich land from which it's drawn. Alongside Project Solar, we are continually striving to develop trailblazing initiatives and partnerships. Our journey has just begun.

A Class Act


Spreading the word about our pristine taste and single, protected source comes naturally to us. But we are also passionate about preventing harmful pollution and habitat destruction. In addition to working with our local council to educate on the prevention of fly tipping in rural areas, through the Hildon Foundation we regularly support the HIWWT and their awe-inspiring Wildlife Watch programme for 5-15 year olds.

The future of Hildon is filled with diligence; of carefully considering our environmental impact while maintaining the uncompromising purity and palate-clensing flavour of our water. Consciousness is within our nature, and for nature we are conscious.

The best of British

Hildon Natural Mineral Water holds the prestigious Royal Warrant.


The Royal Warrant is granted to producers who have been supply one of three Royal Households for no less than five in seven consecutive years. The ultimate seal of approval, it is valid for just five years, subject to the holder adhering to exceptionally strict criteria.