Winter is coming.

Today, Rocky Patel began shipping the 2020 version of its Winter Collection, which uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers.


It is offered in four sizes:

  • Rocky Patel Winter Collection Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $8.50 (Box of 20, $170)
  • Rocky Patel Winter Collection Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Rocky Patel Winter Collection Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
  • Rocky Patel Winter Collection Sixty (6 x 60) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)

Winter Collection was most recently sold in 2012, then as a limited edition limited to 2,000 boxes per size, though it appears that some catalog retailers have continued to offer that cigar to this day. Unlike the 2012 version, it is not box-pressed. Winter Collection debuted in 2008 as a cigar made by AJ Fernandez.

The new version is being made at the Rocky Patel’s Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. (TAVICUSA) factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

For those hoping to try some of the company’s other new items, Hamlet 2020 is now scheduled for August, while Quarter Century is scheduled for mid-August.


Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.