What led me to the Dominican Republic was none other than Frank Sinatra. Mr. Harvey Chaplin, the owner of Southern Wine & Spirits contacted me and told me that they had chosen me to make Frank Sinatra’s Cigar. I was doubly honored, Not only was I to make the cigar, but Sinatra insisted that the box read Sinatra by Felipe Gregorio. Being half-Italian this gesture meant the world to me! They had only one request, that the cigar be made by me in the Dominican Republic.
I explained to thenm that i had no factory there and they simply told me to build one. So the Sinatra Cigar was Born.