Episode 495: Doc’s 10th Annual Central Coast Herf


BACKGROUND: It started 10 years ago and now it is a part of history. Last week, on a hot Central Coast weekend, the Doc’s 10th annual Central Coast Herf launched its final hurrah. The 10th annual and final bash drew the most people ever for the Friday night pre-event party. The greatest number of people also turned out for the Saturday main event and even the Sunday morning traditional breakfast was the best attended ever.

The theme for this year’s event was chosen to honor the Military.

Click here to see all photos at the 2016 Herf Photo Slideshow


2016 Herf Sponsors
(Have donated cigars, accessories and/or libations for this year’s herf)
1. Drew Estate (Platinum Sponsor)
2. AJ Fernandez Cigars (Platinum Sponsor)
3. Atlantic Cigar Co (Platinum Sponsor)
4. Cigars of Habanos (Platinum Sponsor)
5. The Boss Cigars (Platinum Sponsor)
6. Dignity Cigars (DonJuan Gross – Platinum Sponsor)
7. Roxo Port Cellars (Jeff Steele – Platinum Sponsor)
8. Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards (Platinum Sponsor)
9. Michael Rose Cellars (Platinum Sponsor)
10. Barrelhouse Brewing (Mathew Jacobs – Platinum Sponsor)
11. Caldwell Cigar Co. (Gold Sponsor)
12. Media Fiasco podcast (Bill Berris – Gold Sponsor)
13. Daou Vineyards (Brandon Shepard – Bronze Sponsor)
14. RoMa Craft Tobac (Skip Martin – Bronze Sponsor)
15. Bily Montoya (Python Armor)
16. Hogue Inc.
17. Precision Tactical
18. Inca Cigars
19. Stogie Fresh (Hosts)

Sponsor levels: Platinum (5 years or more), Gold (4 yrs), Silver (3 yrs), Bronze (2 yrs)

Episode 452: Doc’s 9th Annual Central Coast Herf


BACKGROUND: For the past 9 years I have hosted a party at my home during late May to early June. This informal gathering, which saw just 6 attendees during the first year, is now limited to 50 attendees and has a wait list for future events.

This event has evolved into what is now called: Doc’s Central Coast Herf. The Herf is invitation-only and has regulars from around the state and the nation. From morning to night, over the course of three days, guests are treated to great cigars, great food and great libations.

There were 25 sponsors this year, ranging from cigar companies and retail shops, to wineries, breweries, accessory makers and more. A total of 890 cigars were donated to the event, along with 318 raffle prizes.

This week’s show will take you vicariously back to Herf weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds that made this year’s event such a success. Over the course of the next hour, you will gain the general flavor of the herf by hearing a number of interviews and listening in on the fun.

Click here to see all photos at the 2015 Herf Photo Slideshow

AJ Fernandez
Alec Bradley Cigar Co
Punch Signature
Dignity Cigars
Drew Estate
Ventura Cigar Company
Nomad Cigar Company
Cubanacan Cigars
Fox Cigar Bar: Gilbert, AZ Caldwell Cigar Co.
Michael Rose Cellars
Barrelhouse Brewing
Roxo Port Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Daou Winery
Media Fiasco Podcat Kick Ass Cigar Tools Cigars of Habanos
The Boss Cigars
Stogie Fresh

Episode 444: Tatuaje Avion Fausto Special Selection 12’s


BACKGROUND: Avion “Fausto” Special Selection cigars are a size extension of the Tatuaje Fausto line. This special cigar collection was released as a new size every year from 2011 to 2013 and each will remain as full production lines into the future.


The Avion Fausto gets it strength and flavor profile from an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper, which covers a strong blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua, comprised mainly of ligero from the Jalapa Valley and Estelí. The Fausto cigar line is purported to be full in strength, but with loads of flavor.

The cigars are packaged in boxes of 20 cigars. This cigar carries great potential as a “go-to” cigar for all those who love a bigger smoke and is a must try for fans of Tatuaje and Pete Johnson.

FEATURED LIBATION: 2012 Roxo Red Table Wine
The 2012 Roxo Red is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and a 20% Field blend consisting of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This is Roxo’s interpretation of a classic Bordeaux blend. The wine weighs in at: 14.8%ABV, and comes in 750ml bottles at a price of $35/bottle. Just 168 cases were produced.



  • Doc talks about the things that guys like

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Talk with the Boss Lady

Tatuaje Cigars
Roxo Port Cellars