Location: Dorset, VT
The Dorset Maple Reserve is a pristine 500 acre sugar maple forest located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont in the small town of Dorset. With over 40,000 sugar maples this magnificent wood produces thousands of gallons of the finest gourmet quality maple syrup. Responsibility for the exquisite flavor of the Reserve's golden nectar is credited to the land's limestone based soils that deliver high calcium content water to the undisturbed maple forest. The flavor enhancing calcium softens taste and provides the discerning pallet with a remarkable maple treat that is unforgettable.
In 2012 Austin Felis II had a vision of starting a different kind of maple syrup company. Growing up in Stowe, VT he would come to the small town of Dorset to vacation, years later after going to college and living in Boston for a few years he decided to move back to Vermont. Using his background in engineering, business, as well as mechanics he started teaching himself all the inns and outs of sugar making, he hung a few lines, tapped some trees and instantly he knew that he wanted to make this a full time profession. In 2013 Austin and wife Lauren moved to Dorset, VT full time to pursue the maple syrup business and raise their growing family. With Laurens background in photography she handles all of the marketing and recipe development for the business. The Dorset Maple Reserves mission has always been to honor the tradition of sugar making but also to put a modern twist on how people use this magnificent condiment, we are constantly coming up with new ways to use our maple syrup to break the stigma of using it just for breakfast. We developed our bourbon barrel aged maple syrup back in 2014 and then our smoked & spicy in 2015. These maple syrups are meant for the creative cook and great in anything from cocktails, sauces, cooking and more. From tapping to bottling we do it all. We truly hope that everyone enjoys our products as much as we love making them!