Spindrift Blows into California--Just in Time for Summer Sipping

Photography By Gardner Robinson | June 01, 2013
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Spindthrift Sparkling Orange Mango

Spindrift is the brainchild of Bill Creelman, who grew up on a farm in Western Massachusetts where eating organically and seasonally was a way of life. After graduating from Georgetown University, Creelman founded a company offering online sales of fresh seafood from the Northeast and then the country’s first producer of organic cocktail mixes.

In direct contrast to his devotion to all things local, seasonal and organic, however, Creelman says he found himself addicted to mass-produced diet soda. A new father, he realized he needed to re-examine that part of his otherwise very healthy life, and so he set out to “reinvent” soda as we knew it.

And that he has done. Spindrift sodas and seltzers are crafted using only fresh-squeezed, unpasteurized juices—never from syrups, concentrates or frozen fruit. All fruits other than mango are grown in California, then squeezed and rushed to a bottling plant in Sonoma County where they are mixed with triple-filtered sparkling water and, in the case of its sodas, a dash of pure cane sugar. 

Currently the company produces lemonade, orange-mango and grapefruit sodas, as well as raspberry-lime, tangerine and lemon seltzers (no sugar added) in Sonoma and has plans to produce seasonal sodas and seltzers such as fresh blackberry, blueberry and raspberry.

Spindrift also walks the walk when it comes to the environment and supporting local communities through its commitment to 1% for the Planet, Heal the Bay and Alice Waters’ Edible School-yard Project.

Look for Spindrift sodas and seltzers at cafés and specialty retailers including Rustic Bakery, Farm House Local, Driver’s Market, Jimtown Store, Bay Area Whole Foods Markets, Sunshine Foods, Oliver’s Markets, Blue Barn Gourmet and through SpindriftFresh.com.

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