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Our family owned and operated fruit orchard – honey bee farm, ŽUSY Ltd., was founded in 2000. We specialize in processing fruit and honey to create high-quality fruit spirits, liqueurs and mead.

The founders are Marcela and Josef Zufanek along with their sons Martin, Josef and Jan. The company operates in the small village of Borsice u Blatnice in the district of Zlin (Tomas Bata hometown).

Situated in one of the best localities for the cultivation of the great blue fruit of Moravia, our manufacturing facilities sit surrounded by our orchards. Utilizing a modern column-equipped still we turn the fruit into exquisite, smooth brandies with a distinctive aroma and flavor imparted by the local microclimate and soil of our environmentally protected district at the foot of the White Carpathian Mountains.

All our products are produced utilizing our own raw materials according to original, time-tested recipes without artificial colors, flavors or aromas. Our fruits are certified BIO-organic quality.

Written about us…

From now on, requesting a žufánek (ladle) at the Acropolis bar will not bring the logical response, "Of what?", but will be greeted with a shot of spirits made from the blue fruit. It is an affirmation that Zufanek Slivovitz is now the trendiest drink in Prague.

It has an unforgettable name, an eye-catching design, a pleasant soft taste and, most important, it has been in production by the Zufanek family since 2000. A traditional but new, all-natural, small enterprise in the Zlin region. Where each plum was picked by hand ...

– Hype Mag, 4/2006

Take it from Adam. Or rather from the married couple Marcela and Josef Zufanek. Both have their birthplace in their hearts. They were born here, and here they gave life to their three sons, Martin, Josef and the youngest, Jan. The thought arises that they most likely blossomed as a couple beneath a flowering plum or cherry tree. To wit, they are practically inseperable from nature and from their native locale and could hardly imagine their lives elsewhere, least of all in the city.

Josef Zufanek is in essence the founding beekeeper and fruit grower. His wife, Marcela Zufankova, the economic and operational brains of the company, is also a sweet granny. The grandchildren arrived one after the other, and today the family numbers ten. Since 2000, ZUSY has proven itself to be a very efficient family fruit and honeybee farm and fully-licensed distillery with a modern stillroom.

– Czech Travel Press

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Our family business, ZUSY Ltd., was founded in 2000 by Marcela and Josef Zufanek along with their sons Martin, Josef and Jan. Our company's mission is the creation of a traditional fruit distillery specializing in the production of all-natural spirits and liqueurs, including Slivovitz, Pear brandy, St.Antoine, La Grenouille and L'Ancienne

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