How it all started...

Phil's passion for maple syrup started at a young age. At the age 10, Phil tapped 30 Maple trees around his parents property using all buckets. Phil contributes part of his passion for maple to one of his childhood friends and current friend and owner of Justin's Maple Syrup to Justin Williams. Phil recalls spending countless hours with his friend on Wilhome Farms, perfecting the art of Maple Syrup.

Roblin's Maple Syrup History

At Roblin’s Maple Syrup we produce quality maple syrup using a mix of traditional methods and modern  equipment. We take pride in producing quality pure maple syrup and products to suit every taste bud year round.

In his mid-teens, 2005, Phil established Roblin’s Maple Syrup with 250 taps on buckets along the picturesque shores of Long Reach in Prince Edward County. In the years since with the help of his long time girlfriend and now wife Brittany, the pair have expanded their small scale hobby operation into a small business. In 2012, many of the upgrades commenced, trading up from a small 2 x 6 wood fired evaporator to a 2.5 x 12 evaporator to accommodate the expanding number of maple taps in the sugar bush and new pipeline.

In 2014, an opportunity came available to expand and tap another sugar bush located on the original parcel of the old Hambly farm, owned by Phil’s aunt Marg. With this new opportunity, Phil and Brittany made the investment to upgrade their current evaporator to a Dominion and Grimm combination wood/wood pellet fired evaporator, which optimizes energy efficiency, saves on wood burning and increases boiling rate. This unit was the first of its kind sold by Dominion and Grimm in Ontario. 

An addition of a reverse osmosis unit was added for the 2017 season to help spend up production. This modern equipment removes approximately 75% of water from the raw sap. The combination of these two key pieces of equipment is paramount for optimizing energy efficiency as it increases boiling rates by 20%, and wood savings of over 25%.

Currently, the couple tap approximately 1100 maple trees using a vacuum tubing system. The couple express that without the help of a number of family members, the operation wouldn't run as smoothly.