About Rio

We love a good drink (and not just a cocktail – although we do love them too!).

In particular, super-fruity, tropically terrific drinks. Drinks you can crack open, kick back and enjoy at any time. Rio is made with real fruit juices that transport your taste buds to sunny climes, topped up with lovely lightly sparkling spring water for a splash of refreshment. We reckon it’s just about as good as it gets this side of the tropics.

Our Story

1980s

In a world of E numbers and artificial, well pretty much everything, three clever individuals at Hall & Woodhouse LTD, a family owned brewery in Dorset, saw an opportunity for something a little bit more natural.

Hence, the recipe for delicious fruit juice and lightly sparkling spring water was born

1994

Rio was originally named Arriva (derived from the French ‘arriver’ which means to arrive), before being trademark registered Rio Riva in 1994. Rio eventually dropped the Riva and became the drink we know and love today.

Rio has a makeover... and launches 500ml bottles

2017

Still owned by the same people, the team and the family continue to look after and nurture Rio – spreading sunshine across the UK and making great tasting drinks for us all. We hope you like our brand new look, inspired by the bright colours and zingy ideas found in Brazilian street art. Whether it’s the much loved Rio Tropical or our new and improved Rio Tropical No Added Sugar (at just 17 calories per can), Rio can now be found in both 330ml can and 500ml bottle.

Visit the Where to buy section for details on stockists.

Rio starts sponsoring British Touring Car Championship

2018

Bobby Thompson is one of the UK’s hottest young drivers. Following exceptional seasons in the VW Cup, Bobby with many podium finishes and winning the 2017 VW Cup Championship, will be competing in the prestigious British Touring Cars Championship in 2018.

He has also just been given the huge accolade of BRDC Rising Star status.