Sourced in beautiful central France, Volvic natural spring water begins its journey in the form of raindrops and snowflakes. When precipitation falls on a dormant volcano in the country's central region, it filters through naturally created layers of volcanic rock over a period of months and years. The minerals in this rich stratum of lava are imbued into the finished product, creating a mineral profile that would be unattainable in other parts of the world because the geological source of the water is so carefully protected. The water is captured by Volvic over 90 meters deep under the ground, and the water does not see daylight until it is bottled. The water was first tapped in 1922, and bottles of the product began appearing on shelves in 1938. The water is famously exported to over 60 countries worldwide, and as of 1997, manufacturing had shifted entirely to the use of recyclable material PETE for bottle construction.