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Last Friday the 12th of August, the night before the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event (click here for photos), the Casa de Campo community enjoyed a ‘Maridaje’ or ‘pairing’ featuring port, chocolate and cigars at the Casa Montecristo in Altos de Chavón. 

The Casa Montecristo Store and Cigar Lounge in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo

The event took place on the cobbled courtyard outside the Casa Montecristo store and cigar lounge in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo, where Casa de Campo’s ladies and gentlemen were treated to glasses of Graham’s Port (the most delicious Scottish port, which just happens to be one of my favorites), nibbles of ‘KAH KOW’ Dominican chocolate as well as a selection of fine Dominican cigars, which had been hand-rolled in the world’s largest cigar factory, the ‘Tabacalera de Garcia’ – which is located just 5 minutes outside of Casa de Campo in La Romana.

The ladies of the Casa de Campo enjoy a night out in Altos de Chavón

It was a fantastic evening and it was awesome to finally discover some delicious fine chocolate made in the Dominican Republic! I absolutely loved ‘KAH KOW‘ – now we just have to find out from where we can buy it! Does anyone know? It was sooo good – I want some more! Here are the rest of my photos from the event in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo: About the Tabacalera de Garcia The Tabacalera de Garcia, established in 1971 is the world’s largest hand-rolled cigar factory with a long and varied history, making it an absolute must place to visit – whether you are a cigar lover or a casual aficionado! It has nearly 5,000 employees and produces about 120,000 cigars per day – there is something to be said about old fashion methods! It is home to the makers of the Finest Dominican Cigars: Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Don Diego, Santa Damiana, VegaFina, and Onyx amongst others – on this tour you will see the proud handwork of the cigar industry’s most experienced craftsmen and women, working on some of the worlds leading cigars. Lucky for us in Casa de Campo, this fully operational factory and historical gem, is located just outside of Casa de Campo and is open to the public, for tours.
The Cigar Factory Tour is available Mondays to Fridays, between 8am and 4pm and Saturdays between 8am and 12pm, by appointment. To arrange a tour, contact us on: Tel: 809-523-2045 Email:
This article was written by Rebecca Hughes, editor of Casa de Campo Living and Casa de Campo’s entertainment specialist! Rebecca Hughes, Editorial and Events Marketing TEL: 809-523-2045   CEL: 809-949-8906 BBM: 230DA5D1 Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo La Romana This article was produced exclusively for