Robaina's plantation

Saturday 28 March 2015

Conde de Villanueva LCDH (Havana) A Quick Visit

                 For any true Cigar Aficionado and frequent traveler to Havana, no visit to the city is complete without a stop at the Conde de Villanueva LCDH in Old Havana. Even if, as in my particular case, it's only for a quick coffee and purchase of a few custom rolls. Speaking of Custom Rolled Cigars, those of you who visit this store know how famous the cigars here are and the person who made them famous, Reynaldo. However, I never hear mention the name of the roller who more than likely rolled the cigar coming out of this shop, Jorge (the one in the pictures below). Now, I'm not saying Reynaldo doesn't roll cigars anymore but when was the last time you saw him roll. On occasion, lately, I've seen Reynaldo sitting at the rollers table but it's more likely the cigars coming out of Conde are rolled with Jorge's hands. This post isn't to speak ill of Reynaldo, he's a friend of mine and a wonderful person who's had a lot to do with the success of this shop, it's to sing the praises of an unknown artist. It's about time that Jorge gets some recognition for all his hard work. As I said, the roller pictured below is Jorge.


  1. hi can you tell me what day is Jorge is there?

    1. To tell you the truth, I don't know if he still works there. I haven't seen him in about a year (3 trips) and didn't ask about him. Sorry