Migdalia Sanchez & Edel Gomez at IPCPR Las Vegas 2017

Migdalia Sanchez & Edel Gomez at IPCPR Las Vegas 2017

The Gómez Sanchez Family takes pride and honor in the family tradition of almost a century and brings their heritage to you in every Micallef Cigar.

 

Heritage

The Gómez Sanchez tobacco family business was started back in Cuba in 1934 by Mr. Pedro F. Gómez. In 1994, Joel Gómez Sanchez, grandson of Mr. Pedro F. Gómez, followed his grandfather’s steps and continued with the family tradition in The Valles de San Andres factory in Veracruz, Mexico. He was always supported by his grandfather, Mr. Pedro F. Gómez.

Edel Gómez Sanchez, grandson of Mr. Pedro F. Gómez, joined the family factory in 1998. He brought his knowledge and support to the family business. Within the same year, Migdalia Sanchez, mother of Edel and Joel Gómez Sanchez, joined the factory. She is widely known for her awards within the tobacco industry for her knowledge and contribution to the tobacco industry worldwide in countries such as Chile, Spain, Peru, Sweden, among other countries. In 2011, Migdalia went to the Estelí factory where she implemented the same Cuban techniques applied for more than a century in the tobacco industry.

The Gómez Sanchez family, three generations dedicated exclusively to the tobacco industry around the globe, takes pride and honor in the family tradition of nearly a century and brings their heritage and experience to you in every Micallef Cigar.

FIRST GENERATION

Mr. Pedro F. Gómez was born on San Luis Pinar del Rio, Cuba on February 10, 1923. At age 11, he started working as an apprentice at a local factory. The following year, he moved to Havana where he started working at Becquer in Marianao. He later began working at Pita and Brothers Factory until 1947 when he began the fine art of handcrafting tobacco cigars at the H. Upmann Factory. He then continued working at The Corona Factory. In 1972, he moved to Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain and continue working in different factories in Miami, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and finally in Mexico. Mr. Gómez worked as a Plant and Production Manager in some of the most renowned cigars factories in the world and is recognized worldwide as a master of tobacco and as a fine harvester. His work has also been recognized in well-known magazines (Cigar Aficionado, amongst them) in the USA and Europe. 

Mr. Pedro F. Gómez died at 79 years of age in Mexico where he was still working at one of the most prestigious factories in Mexico and the world.

SECOND GENERATION

Migdalia Sanchez, daughter-in-law of Mr. Pedro F. Gómez, was born in 1947 in Guantanamo, Cuba. At 16 years of age, she started her studies at the School of Tobacconists in Havana. When she was 17, she graduated as a tobacconist and started to work at the Partagas Factory where she stood out as one of the best cigar rollers. There she also acquired the knowledge of the industry in manufacturing and planting.

Migdalia was chosen to represent Cuba in different international expositions. Her work in different countries such as Spain, Chile, Peru, Sweden, among others was recognized in many newspapers and magazines around the world.

Awards

Carlos Balinos Medal (more than 25 years in the tobacco industry in Cuba) Awarded several times as one of the best cigar rollers. She was highly recognized in Spain and served world renowned personalities until 1998 when she joined Mr. Pedro F. Gómez and Joel Gómez in Mexico in their family factory. She later went to Miami where she still contributes to the business there with her knowledge and input as well as to the factory in Nicaragua.

THIRD GENERATION

Edel, Joel and Mabel Gómez Sanchez, grandchildren of Mr. Pedro F. Gómez, have also dedicated their lives to the tobacco industry.

Edel Gómez Sanchez was born in 1972 in Havana, Cuba. In 1988, at just age 16, he began working as an apprentice at the Partagas factory in Havana. He later worked at H. Upmann factory as a cigar roller where he was recognized for the high quality handcrafted cigars he produced.

Edel left Cuba in 1998 and went to Miami where he joined the family business. He later went to Mexico and contributed with his knowledge in manufacturing, planting, and product finish. Together with his brother Joel, he went to Esteli, Nicaragua to their family factory where they actively participate and contribute to the development and growth of the factory. The factory currently ranks among the highest with excellent product quality and customer satisfaction. Edel also participated in multiple demonstrations and presentations of handcrafted tobacco cigars being recognized as a master in his craft.

Joel Gómez Sanchez was born in 1974 in Havana, Cuba. In 1990, when he was only 16 years old, he began working as an apprentice at the Partagas factory. In 1992, he worked at the H. Upmann factory as a cigar roller. In 1994, he left Cuba and moved to Miami. The same year he went to Mexico and joined his grandfather Pedro, who passed all his knowledge about tobacco, planting, fermentation, and production on to him. Joel stayed with his grandfather, Pedro, until the day of his death and it can be assured Joel and his brother were the only ones who received all the knowledge acquired by his grandfather over the years. 

The Gómez Sanchez Family takes pride and honor in the family tradition of almost a century and brings their heritage to you in every Micallef Cigar.