About us

One team - a common goal!

The history of Collectors Wine World (CWW) began in 2015 with a simple vision: We wanted to share our passion for wine with our large network of friends and family as well as other selected connoisseurs. This was the birth of Collectors Wine World GmbH.

Collectors Wine World was founded by the CORVIS Family Office. The Family Office has been responsible for the entrepreneurial and social commitment of the owner family since 2003 and has also been used by other families since 2010. The financial independence as well as the high level of employee and management competence characterize the Family Office. Aware of the social responsibility of entrepreneurial activity and the well-being of future generations, investment and business decisions are made sustainably and carefully by the CORVIS Family Office, as well as in constant consideration of economic, ecological and social aspects. These cornerstones also apply to Collectors Wine World. For this reason, in recent years, we at Collectors Wine World have expanded our expertise, range of services and product selection to include the future-oriented field of sustainability.

Accompanied by a team of renowned experts, Collectors Wine World (hereinafter referred to as 'CWW') has earned a renowned name as a collector as well as a trading house, especially in Bordeaux. The team consists of the following personalities:

Accompanied by a team of proven experts, Collectors Wine World has made a name for itself, especially in Bordeaux, both as a collector and as a trading house. The team consists of the following personalities:

Management

Heiko Schimeczek

Heiko Schimeczek is Managing Director of Collectors Wine World GmbH.

In more than 20 years in the fine wine business, among others in the positions of purchasing management, marketing and sales director, Heiko Schimeczek was able to gain countless experiences in the international wine world. His professional career has brought him together with the world's best winegrowers, with whom he is always in lively contact.

His passion is the wines from Bordeaux, the great Italian wines and the champagne.

Advisory board

Markus Del Monego

Markus Del Monego is a member of the advisory board of Collectors Wine World GmbH.

He was born in Basel in 1966 and grew up in South Baden. After graduating from high school, he began training as a hotel specialist at the Dorint Kurhotel Bad Brückenau. He then completed a sommelier internship at the Hotel Vier Saisonen in Hamburg. Other stations included the Park Hotel Bremen and the Savoy in London.

In 1998 he became the first German "World Champion of the Sommeliers" in Vienna. In 2003 he passed the most internationally demanding examination in the wine sector in London and received the coveted title of Master of Wine. This made Del Monego the first ever in the history of these competitions to win both titles. In addition, in 2008 he was appointed sworn expert for the evaluation of wines (IHK zu Essen), is among others Ambassadeur de l'Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, Ambasciatore dell'Accademia del Barolo and Sake Samurai. He is also a columnist and author of several books on the subject of wine.

Markus Del Monego has successfully turned his hobby into a profession: together with his Essen-based company tasteTainment GmbH, he advises trade and business companies, wine producers and wineries worldwide, as well as private customers on the subject of 'wine and enjoyment'. He is also the wine consultant of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Carl Johann Tesdorpf

Carl Johann Tesdorpf was born in 1950 in Wädenswil (Switzerland). Early on, he spent his holidays in Bordeaux and laid the foundation for his love of wine by working on wineries as well as in trading houses. In addition to an apprenticeship in banking, Carl Johann Tesdorpf obtained an official degree from the Fruit & Viticulture School in Wädenswil and then spent some time at a distillery in the USA before joining his father's company as a limited partner in 1975 (as 'Carl Tesdorpf Weinhandel zu Lübeck' it was founded in 1678) and successfully developed the wine trade as a specialist in French wines. In 1997, he sold his shares in the family business. At the end of 2019, Carl Johann Tesdorpf left the group completely to dedicate himself to the successful further expansion of Wine Collectors World GmbH as a member of the advisory board.

Carl Johann Tesdorpf is a wine personality who is so passionate about the wine world and has an outstanding worldwide network of personal contacts and friendships, especially with winemakers, large producers and top end consumers. Due to his passion for wine and his excellent network, he is also a member of several well-known fraternities and associations, such as the Chevaliers du Tastevin, based at the Chateau Clos de Vougeot (Burgundy), the Confr rie Saint-Etienne in Alsace or as a sommelier and member of the Chaéne des Ritisseurs.

Carsten Knauer

Carsten Knauer has been in charge of management since 1990 – both as an entrepreneur and during his ten years of work in corporations. Since 2003, the graduate businessman has been successfully active in the field of corporate and real estate investments and has founded the CORVIS Family Office for this purpose. With a focus on very long-term commitments, the Family Office acquires companies from the organic food industry and advises collectors Wine World GmbH in the field of top global wines. In addition, the Family Office acquires real estate, preferably from the commercial sector, and invests in agriculture and forestry. Further investments (e.g. in the field of mechanical engineering) and services round off corVIS activities. Since 2011, Carsten Knauer and his wife have also been taking care of their own charitable foundation, which runs the Carolinenhof (www.carolinenhof.org) and cares for disabled people with equestrian therapy.

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