1959 was a year of luxurious self- indulgence, romance and when Fidel Castro changed the course of history in Cuba. It was also when Medina started rolling cigars. He eventually became one of the most celebrated Master Rollers in Cuba. Manuel Medina played a formidable role in Cuba’s cigar history. He started as a roller at the HUman factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly recognized, and he eventually became the Master Cigar Maker in Cuba’s Davidoff factory.
His talents were showcased throughout Europe, leading him to travel extensively. During one of those trips, he decided to seek freedom instead of success. Medina made Miami his new home. Florida his new home working in different cigar factory and he was charge of cigar production.