The history of the resort house «Sonyachna Dolyna»
(Sun Valley) begins with mineral water «Polyana Kvasova»
(Kvasova Polyana). This water is more than 500 years
old. The first mentions about it are found in the muniments
of the Hungarian king dated by 1463. Among natural healing
table waters of Ukraine «Polyana Kvasova» is
one of the most popular ones. One of the springs of
Polyansky mineral water deposit, which is 2 km away
from the center of Polyana village, has brought Poliansky
kvasova waters a great fame. As it is commonly known,
in Transcarpathia the springs were called 'Burkuts'
and mineral water - kvasova water, or kvass. Initially,
the water from these springs was exported by barrels,
but already in 1840, it was bottled and exported to
various countries of Europe under the name "Polyanska".
In 1914, an illustrated guide to the resorts and mineral
springs published by Balneotherapeutic Society of the
Holy Crown of Hungary described the Polyana spring,
as "first class water, splendid table water, which,
mixed with milk, is an excellent means of mucus dissolving.
So far, only facilities for bottling and packaging of
mineral water are found in this place. However, the
superb location of the spring, wonderful air, climate
and area that is protected from all sides by mountains
can be used as a resort".
"For the healthy this is a beverage with wonderful taste,
quenching one`s thirst mixed with wine, cognac or citric
acid" (advertisement, 1913). Mineral water Polyanska
had been marked in: Budapest 1842, Paris 1855, Vienna
1866, 1873, Budapest 1882, 1883, Kosice 1880, Vienna
1884, Budapest 1884, Sobrance 1881, Uzhgorod, 1883,
Maramorosh-Sziget 1882, Budapest 1885, 1895, 1911.
Diplomas and Rewards: Vienna 1873, 1894, Budapest 1885,
1896 (Millennium), Chernivtsi 1886, Luhosh 1911.
Chemical composition of mineral water had been studied
by university professors in Budapest; as well as by
doctors, chemists, pharmacists of Austria, Hungary,
and Czechoslovakia. According to these studies in the
springs of Polyana deposit in addition to a high content
of hydrocarbons, the presence of boron, iron, and lithium
Resuming the bottling of Polyana mineral water under
the name «Polyana Kvasova» started in 1946, this
time, from the bore of an eastern part of New-Polyana
area of a Polyana deposit, at the factory for bottling
mineral water «Polyana Kvasova» (at the location
of former factory) and Svaliava mineral water plant.
Mineral water is being distributed in Ukraine and is
exported to the CIS countries, USA and Canada.