The Villa Gonzalez tobacco region in Dominican Republic is what the Vuelta Abajo
region is to Cuba when it comes to high grade tobacco growing.
The island utilizes very efficient methods for marketing the crop, primarily through an international fair in March in which tastings, selling limited editions of habanos, and combining tours of farms, factories, and other steps in the production of cigars on some of the best farmland in the western region of Vuelta Abajo
, about 150 km east of Havana.
The wavy plains with tan and yellow loamy soils sustain a centuries-old tradition that epitomizes the Vuelta Abajo
The leaves - from the western Vuelta Abajo
region - have been relished by cigar aficionados for decades, but Nunez's interest in them goes much further.
Made with leaves from the Vuelta Abajo
region in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, they are prepared by Jesus Lara-Perez, the club's own Cuban cigar roller.
Sun-drenched plantations in the humid, western Pinar Del Rio Province, especially in its famed Vuelta Abajo
fields, have made Cuban cigars famous for centuries.
THE PREMIUM tobacco growing area is the Vuelta Abajo
region (NOTE--SPELLING IS CORRECT), where Habanos sources most of its tobacco, using the best for Cohiba.
The most reputed tobacco growing district of Cuba, Vuelta Abajo
, became the major theater of operations during the 1897 and 1898 campaigns of the second war for Cuban independence (1895-1898).