Our trip to Estelli to visit the AJ Fernandez factory and fields in February was a highlight of the winter. That it was 80° there while minus 30° here was the added bonus. AJ and his #1 guy Ricki were great hosts. We enjoyed way too much local rum and smoked many of the best cigars from his factory. This factory is the supplier of the our Nicaraguan Private Label program. But where AJ really shines is in the tobacco fields with the growing, curing and aging of his tobacco. And why not since AJ was born and raised in the fields Pinar del Rio, Cuba. World class cigar manufacturers like Padron, Rockey Patel and Davidoff buy tobacco from him. Overall just a first class operation.