About Us

Stephen Hernandez,


Stephen Hernandez is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio.  He graduated from Holy Cross Catholic High School and obtained his BBA in Marketing from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Stephen was under the tutelage of the Rumbo Family from 1998 to 2018.  His tobacco training began in August 1998 under Col. Ralph Rumbo, owner of “The Humidor”, in San Antonio Texas. During this time the cigar industry was experiencing a boom of the 1990s into the early 2000s.  This era of growth allowed him to become quite versed in so many new brands that came on the market at that time to compliment the already existing master brands that has existed for generations that we all have grown to know and love.  Stephen was exposed to the growing, manufacturing, and distribution of classic brands by receiving invitations to Honduras (Camacho Cigars), Nicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo), and Dominican Republic (Davidoff of Geneva).  Has attended many trade shows (RTDA and IPCPR) and has had the pleasure to meet many of the rock stars of the cigar industry.  These wonderful “rock stars of cigars” have created all of these wonderful cigar blends that reach all palates.  Stephen became a Certified Retail Tobacconist by Tobacconist University in 2012.

“These wonderful

rock stars of cigars

have created all of these wonderful cigar blends that reach all palates”

Leaf & Barrel

We offer a unique experience in high-end products. Looking for a gift or want to experience quality tobacco, wine, craft beer, or men's accessories, then stop by our new store in New Braunfels.


1850 Highway 46 West #105
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Ph: (830) 632-5883
Mon-Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm