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Good Health, Naturally and Sustainably.

Nordic Water Kefir is a refreshing, fermented drink with natural bubbles and a delicious tangy taste. Our water kefir is bursting with live cultures that support a healthy gut, active digestion and give a natural boost to your immune system and a feeling of wellbeing.

Nordic bears the Viking Rune Symbol meaning “for Good Health”. This is at the heart of everything we brew. All our drinks are 100% natural, low in sugar, unpasteurised, dairy and gluten free. Suitable for Vegans.



Wild Nordic Berries

Water Kefir enriched with healthy and nutrient-rich wild bilberries and wild lingonberries which grow naturally and are generally picked by hand. They are considered as super-berries and are an integral part of the Nordic diet.

Sea Buckthorn

Water Kefir enriched with the healthy and nutrient-rich sea buckthorn berries, also known as “nordic passionfruit”. One sea buckthorn berry contains the same vitamin c as a whole orange. Sea buckthorn berries are considered superberries and are an integral part of the nordic diet.


Water Kefir enriched with the healthy and nutrient-rich aronia berries. Aronia is an exceptional superberry, due to its’ extremely high levels of antioxidants, four times higher than blueberries.


Water Kefir enriched with elderflower for its' taste and anti-inflammatory properties. According to Nordic mythology, the goddess, Freya lived in a house surrounded by elderflower as it was considered a protector of happiness.


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“Quite literally the gut is the epicentre of your physical and mental health, if you want better immunity, efficient digestion, improved clarity and balance, focus on rebuilding your gut health”
Kris Carr


Water Kefir

Water Kefir is a probiotic drink (suitable for Vegans). It is a healthy, refreshing, thirst quenching drink. Water Kefir offers a dairy free alternative to milk kefir, a caffeine free alternative to Kombucha (other probiotic drinks) and a LOW sugar, healthy alternative to fizzy sodas.

Drinking water kefir daily, even in small amounts, as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced varied diet, will support a healthy gut microbiome and improve your immunity.

Our Nordic Water Kefir is 100% natural. We use organic ingredients and supercharge the health benefits of the Water Kefir by adding super-berries, tisanes and spices that have exceptionally high nutritional properties.

We do not pasteurise and we give the Water Kefir time to carbonate naturally.

For this reason, you must not shake the bottle, you should keep refrigerated at all times and you must open gently. This is a Live product.

Health Benefits of Water Kefir

  • Probiotic
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Activates digestion
  • Boosts energy and mood
  • Improves Gut Health
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Antifungal and antibiotic
  • Lowers risk of diabetes
  • Helps build bone density
  • Loaded with valuable enzymes, beneficial acids, vitamins and minerals
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol

As with any product you consume, we encourage you, to do your own research.

"Just living is not enough must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower"
Hans Christian Andersen

"To live a happy and healthy life, people need to feel at peace with their environment and to be able to enjoy the beauty around them. Nature gives us all the things we need to be happy and we can become explorers, who find meaning and beauty in nature's diversity"


Natural Ingredients

Sea Buckthorn

The Sea Buckthorn berry is a golden orange, oval shaped, pea sized, berry. One single berry contains 15 times more vitamin C than an orange. Recently, this small but powerful berry has been the favourite of the worlds’ top chefs, such as Rene Redzepi, from Noma and has featured in several dishes on the Great British Menu.

Wild Nordic Berries

These wild forest berries contain much higher levels of vitamin C, antioxidants and polyphenols, when compared to their cultivated equivalent. Read more about the amazing properties of our wild Lingonberries and Bilberries by pressing on the link below.


Aronia berries pack a powerful nutritional punch, as they are high in fibre, vitamin C, and manganese, as well as zinc, iron, and vitamin B and K. They appear like a swollen blueberry but contain much higher levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, and anthocyanins than most other fruits, four to five that of blueberries!


Elderflower is rich in bio-flavonoid compounds and antioxidants and all the positives they bring. Elderflower’s antioxidants enhance the effects of vitamin C in your diet. Elderflower has antibacterial and antiviral properties and may also help alleviate some allergies and boost the functioning of the immune system.

Our Water

At Surrey Hills Fermentary, our water is filtered and revitalised with a premium water concept from Leogant. The electromagnetic quality and surface tension of the water are as for fresh spring water, providing live, active water, with the perfect pH, minerals and trace elements to make Kefir.

Live Water Kefir Grains

Our water kefir grains are certified organic and are grown traditionally and naturally. They are fed and looked after daily, by our Master Fermenter, Malene in order to keep them vibrant and healthy and ready to ferment the tastiest of water kefir.

Raw Cane Sugar

During the fermentation process the sugar is eaten by the good bacteria and by the time the Water Kefir is ready for consumption the sugar is all but dissipated to 2.4-2.6g per 100ml.

Lemon, Ginger and Figs

The grains are fed organic lemons, figs and ginger.



  • Live Water Kefir Grains

    We use a live culture also known as Tibicos or Japanese Water Crystals to ferment and produce a healthy beverage. The SCOBY, a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast appear as small white translucent grains. We use only Live Certified Organic Water Kefir Grains.

  • Active Water

    Water has a profound impact on the flavour and the health of the SCOBY’s. We have invested in a water filtration and revitalisation system that removes chemicals and contaminants without removing minerals. This ensures we protect our cultures and it enhances the flavour of our Water Kefir drinks. “Live” water = Good Health!!

  • Raw Cane Sugar

    We use only raw organic cane sugar to feed our grains and to ferment our beverages. Sugar cane when it is pressed, produces molasses, rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus, copper and chromium. Water kefir grains LOVE these and they are vital for their healthy growth.

  • Ingredients

    Dried figs

    We nurture our kefir grains with dried figs, giving a source of nitrogen which is vital for optimal growth and presenting our drinks with a wonderful aroma. Our figs are organic, non-sulfurized and do not contain any chemical preservatives.


    We use organic lemons to acidify our culture and enrich its delicious flavour. Lemon juice is very good at fighting off unwanted bacteria, efficiently.


    We add a small amount of fresh organic ginger to our ferments. Ginger contains rhizomes and is a perfect partner to water kefir as it stimulates carbonation and helps produce a unique taste and complexity in the brew.

  • Flavouring our Water Kefir

    Our water kefir is flavoured with nutrient rich berries, tisanes and herbs to supercharge our kefir beverage. These are added directly to the fermentation vessel during primary or secondary fermentation, bringing intensity to our kefir, imparting complex notes and undertones of flavour and aroma. All our flavours are “Inspired by Nature” and chosen for their extraordinary health properties. They are organically produced and sourced locally, where possible.

  • Fermentation

    Water Kefir is produced by a collective of microbes that work together to first turn sugar into alcohol, then alcohol into healthy gut-friendly acetic acids, vitamins and natural bubbles. Sugar is necessary food for the yeast and bacteria, providing them the energy to reproduce and process the liquid. The bacteria’s ability to quickly convert alcohol into acetic acids means water kefir is low in alcohol usually 0.5%-1% ABV. Out Food Test results showed ours to be 0.6%-0.7%. This is no more than you will find in a jar of sauerkraut.

    During the sustained fermentation process, the yeast continually ferments sugar into alcohol, for the bacteria to convert into healthy acetic acid. That means that Water Kefir will become more and more sour during this process, as all available sugar is used up. A well-made Water Kefir should have enough residual sweetness to be enticing and enough acidity to be lively. Striking the right balance between sweetness and acidity is the skill of the master brewer!!

    We pride ourselves on producing a refreshing, naturally effervescent, low alcohol, low sugar water kefir, packed with gut-friendly live cultures.



Inspired by Nature

Nordic Wellness Drinks was founded by Malene Sogaard and Pep Kelly in the Winter of 2019. It was born from the distillation of a thirty-year partnership, a love of the Nordic Countries, the Nordic way of life and their deep and enduring respect for Nature.

Malene was born in Denmark. After travelling a year in the USA, she “stopped off” on the UK shores on the way back, as any good Viking would do!

Pep had travelled and worked in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Together, they joined forces and went on to rampage through Sweden, Norway and Iceland on culinary and nature seeking expeditions. Frequently visiting Malene’s childhood holiday home on the small Danish Island of Samso (the first island in the world to be carbon neutral).

However, it was a trip to the Arctic Circle in May 2019, that left them feeling compelled to take action and start a business “Inspired by Nature”.

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Walking for Wellness

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Aronia - The Heart Berry

Author: Pep Kelly, 14 February, 2021 Whether you believe Love originates in the Heart, the Gut or the Brain, there is no question we need to look after all three to maintain Good Health. But did you know how good Aronia is for the Heart and your Cardiovascular System?

Sea Buckthorn –
the Golden Jewel

Author: Pep Kelly, January 2021 Despite growing wild along much of the Eastern UK coastline, it seems few people in the UK have ever heard of this extraordinary super berry and its’ amazing health properties.



  • Ben and David Eagle - UK Sea Buckthorn Growers

    The British Sea Buckthorn Association

    Ben and David Eagle are fourth and fifth generation farmers. The only commercial Certiified Organic Sea Buckthorn growers in the UK. They provide us with hand harvested beautiful Sea Buckthorn berries all year round. Visiting their farm gives an amazing insight into all the different Sea Buckthorn varieties and all their nuances (Finnish, Latvian, Swedish, German, Estonian) .

  • Paulie Melynk

    Nxo Brewery

    Since first meeting Paulie and tasting his products in Bornholm, we knew he was someone we wanted to work with. A trained chef and now artisan drinks producer, Paulie puts the zen and the “pearls” into our Water Kefir.

  • Andrew Tickle


    Thanks to Andrew, the first commercial Aronia Berry producer in the UK, we don’t have to go too far for our Aronia. Andrew is incredible in his energy and passion for this beautiful berry. Each bush, sown, cared for and harvested by him alone. When you taste it, you will feel it.

  • Camilla and Mads Meisner


    Sea Buckthorn grows wild on the coast of Denmark but Camilla and Mads have created their own Organic Sea Buckthorn plantation in Denmark to enable them to sell this golden berry all over the world. Our first Sea Buckthorn trees here at Surrey Hills Fermentary come from their stock.

  • Neeta Pedersen

    Neeta Pedersen Creative

    We have worked with Neeta on many projects over the years. No matter what the brief, she always delivers with spirit and panache. An “artist” in the true sense of the word. Check out her website and you will see what I mean!

  • Andrew Webley & Alex Wrench

    Smarter Web Company, UK

    Andrew and Alex have worked with us to create our website. Their patience, flexibility and technical know-how have helped us get a great ecommerce subscription platform, going live in record time. Highly recommended. Thank you guys!

  • Julia Proud

    Proud Consultancy

    Julia’s versatility and eye for detail has helped us create slick back office processes that mean your orders are processed and packaged in a speedy and sustainable way. Right first time. Julia is a Water Kefir home brewer herself. It is great to have Julia as part of the team.

  • Thomas Hartwig

    Leogant Gmbh, Berlin, Germany

    We met Thomas when he was speaking about “Live Water” at the first European Kombucha Summit in 2019. A self confessed “Water Freak” who knows everything about Water Molecules! He is also a medical nutritionist and the founder of Leogant.

  • Vigo Ltd

    Suppliers of Fermentary Equipment

    Vigo is a leading supplier to the Drinks Production and Brewing Industry, based in the UK. Most of our equipment has been supplied by Vigo.

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Nordic Wellness Drinks Ltd
Surrey Hills Fermentary
Barcroft Egg Farm,
Barhatch Road,
+44 7966 035297

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