Our Story

Founder of LÉMONESSE™

LÉMONESSE™ (Lemon-ess) was born after I was involved in a traumatic car accident while pursuing a promising baseball career. My older brother and I were struck head on by a drunk driver. After several surgeries I was forced to walk away from the game I had dedicated so much of my life to. I always say, “It’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up.” I decided to take my passion and dedication for baseball and put it towards something else, but I was not quite sure what that “something else” was going to be. It was during a conversation with my younger brother, Corey, in regards to starting a beverage company that began to spark my interest in entrepreneurship. At the time, my dad was in the wine business, and our family frequently would dine out at fine dining restaurants. While dining out, Corey and I observed the tables around us and noticed a number of people drinking lemon in their water. Originally we thought our mom was the only person who drank lemon in her water. We began to dig deeper into the market and found that people have been adding lemon to their water for decades. The concept seemed so simple, just lemons and water. This should be easy…

We decided that we needed to create the finest bottled water product that tasted just like a fresh squeezed lemon in your water, and we would do this without any sweeteners, calories or chemicals, just the way nature intended.

After a year of researching extensively, searching for the finest hand picked USDA certified organic lemons, and testing numerous water sources for the highest quality premium spring water rich in minerals, we were ready to begin. It all starts with the quality of ingredients that goes into each bottle. Our lemons are organically grown and hand-picked. This means no pesticides, GMOs, or other harsh chemicals. We know that each lemon is picked with perfection and quality in mind. Once picked, the lemons are immediately juiced. The juice is so fresh that you will still see traces of pulp in LÉMONESSE . In addition, our natural spring water is rich in mineral content, so you’re getting the best of both worlds: premium organic lemons and premium natural spring water. Together this makes for a premium organic lemon water that you will not forget! We encourage you to grab a bottle of LÉMONESSE at one of our fine dining restaurant locations, sit back, relax and enjoy.

Adam Leja