Domenico Cigars

"Authentic Handmade Cigar Manufactory"

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Welcome To Domenico Cigars

Domenico Cigars was founded 2001 in Punta Cana, Provincia La Altagracia in the Dominican Republic. Domenico Cigars is an authentic custom tobacco handmade factory. Our professional local hand rollers mix a variety of Dominican and foreign Tobaccos to produce these outstanding cigars.


This special composition is the secret to assure the best quality of our Domenico Cigars. Dominican Premium Cigars attract a lot of cigars smokers all over the world because of its smoothness and flavor - very well balanced in comparison to the strong Cuban cigars.

In the beginning, Domenico Cigars production was directed, in a small scale, to all the cigar smokers that will visit Punta Cana on their vacation. During all these years of production the unforgettable and fascinating taste has been proven and confirmed by our faithful customers. Because of this unique experience our customers started to place orders from their home countries. Little by little the firm started to grow by gaining a lot of faithful clients who enjoyed the unique taste and quality of Domenico Cigars.

From the start the small boutique factory, with only ten employees, had a very strict company policy "Quality is more important than Quantity!" and although the sales numbers increased, this policy still has first priority. Our motto is "Being special in a positive way" and stick out of the crowd of hundreds of handmade cigar brands all over the world.



Tobacco is cultivated in the Cibao Valley, north of Santiago. After seeding, the plants grow about 5 feet high during 6-8 weeks. For Premium Cigars there are 12 different tobaccos cultivated in the Dominican Republic. 


Only the top leaves are good enough to harvest for Premium Tobaccos. All other leaves from the plants are used for less quality cigars. Wooden cores are carefully removed. Domenico uses as wrappers the famous Connecticut-Ecuador/Shade leaves covering the mild line and the spicy Broadleaf Wrapper for the medium and strong-body line. 


All selected leaves are dried in open huts on the fields for six weeks.


During the fermentation process the dried leaves are put in layers and fairly watered. These layers heat up themselves and nicotine, protein, ammoniac, chlorine and sugar essentials escape from the tobacco. Depending on the number of layer-changings during the time of three months, the outcoming tobacco will be mild, medium or strong. Through fermentation tobacco gets its final taste.


Slightly pressed to bales containing 120 lbs, Premium tobacco must be stored for at least 2 years prior to use. For Domenico Premium Cigars only prealtered tobacco with an age of 4 - 6 years is used.



Daily, binder and wrapper leaves must be moistered with water before processing. This takes half a day and 10 to 12 working steps. The leaves are stretched many times until they reach their original size. Wrappers are sorted in two sizes (for smaller and bigger cigars). Binders and wrappers must kept humid until processing the cigars. 


A variety of Cuban Tobaccos (grown in the Dominican Republic) and Dominican Premium Tobaccos are blended as fillers. This is done by Master Rollers by hand, using whole leaves (for long filler cigars only). 


The raw cigars (bunches) are pressed 45 min. within special wooden molds. After a quarter time period the molds have to be opened and each cigar gets a quarter turn. 

Binding the wrapper

The raw cigars are taken out of the molds and special wrapping masters are applying the very thin Premium wrappers. Each cigar requires a half wrapper leaf.

Aging the cigars

After a first selection the cigars are bundled to 50 pcs. and stored for three weeks. During this time the cigars shrink a little because they lose moisture. All used tobaccos now merge now to a Domenico Cigar with its unique taste.

Final Control

In the fourth week after finishing a cigar, final control takes place by a Master Tabaquero who checks each single cigar by hand.


Finally the blue Domenico Ring is attached on each cigar.


Domenico Cigars is a small, Swiss owned factory, with high skilled Master Rollers from the Dominican Republic. Quality is our highest priority. For creating a Domenico Premium Cigar more than 40 steps are necessary. One “Domenico” tabaquero produces only 120 cigars per day, compared to over 250 cigars in mass production factories. 




Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Sumatra
Size: 27x3,5 (9cm)
Aroma: Mild and Vanilla
Box: 10 Cigarettes


Mix Box

Description: 25 Mix Box-5 Panatela,5 Corona,5 Robusto,5 Petite Robusto,5 Torpedo
Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade/Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: Various
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 24 Cigars Mix



Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 30x4,5(10x1cm)
Aroma: Mild
Box: 24 Cigars



Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade/Broadleaf/Sumatra
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 38x6 (15,6x1,35cm)
Aroma: Mild, Medium and Vanilla
Box: 24 Cigars


Selection Robusto

Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade/Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x5 (10x1,97cm)
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 4 Cigars


Petite Robusto

Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Conecticut Shade/Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 30x4,5 (10x2,3cm)
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 24 Cigars


Hoja Selecta Oro Dominico - Limited Edition

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x4,5 (13x10cm)
Aroma: Medium
Box: 10 Cigars Short Torpedo


Fiel Robusto Limited Edition

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x5 (10x1,97cm)
Aroma: Strong
Box: 10 Cigars



Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Conecticut Shade/Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic

Size: 50x5 (10x1,97cm)
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 24 Cigars


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Phone: 1 809 772 6873