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Our orchards are situated in one of the best locations for growing plums (Moravian Slovácko) with a favorable microclimate and soil at the foot of the White Carpathian Mountains.

Contiguous area of the orchards extends for 15 hectares.

Characteristics of the site

  • Terrain: Moderately sloping 8-10%
  • Land: medium heavy brown soil
  • Exposure: southeast, southwest
  • Elevation: 340 meters above sea-level
  • Average annual rainfall: 730 mm
  • Average growing season temperature: 15.1° C / 59.2° F
  • Average annual temperature: 8.9° C / 48° F

Herb gardens

Our fruit orchards have been gradually expanded to include aromatic and medicinal herbs, designated primarily for use in our absinthes. Currently these include:

  • artemisia absinthium
  • artemisia pontica
  • artemisia umbelliformis
  • hyssopus officinalis
  • melissa officinalis
  • veronica officinalis
  • dracocephalum moldavicum

Photo gallery

WormwoodArtemisia ponticaHyssop

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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