SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Vanessa Royle, a Harvard graduate launched a business selling nonalcoholic drinks in Santa Barbara.
Royle and Mariah Wood are the founders of Tilden, a business that is skyrocketing across the region and throughout the nation in more than half a dozen states.
Royle quit drinking alcohol in 2020, and she was disappointed by the lack of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink options at bars, restaurants, and dinner parties.
The Harvard graduate said she wanted something flavorful, low in sugar, and devoid of mind-altering ingredients, so she voiced her frustrations and pitched her vision to classmates at Harvard Business School.
There, she met Wood, a lifelong teetotaler from Las Vegas.
Wood came to the team with a passion for all things food, beverage, and supply chain, as well as a deep love for hosting.
Together, they created non-alcoholic social beverages that would change the way society thinks about celebrating.
Prototypes, concocted by hand in Wood's kitchen, were refined until the team perfected the elements of a true social beverage.
With careful attention to aroma, mouthfeel, and flavors, each of Tilden's non-alcoholic cocktails delivers a flavorful experience with a beginning, middle, and finish.
Royle and Wood are passionate about fostering deeper, more authentic social moments. Cheers to that!