One team - one common goal!
The story 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, family and others share selected connoisseurs. This was the hour of birth of Collectors Wine World GmbH. For us, wine is a luxury that we enjoy responsibly.
Collectors Wine World was founded by the CORVIS Family Office. The Family Office has been responsible for the entrepreneurial and social commitments of the owner family since 2003. Aware of the social responsibility of entrepreneurial activity and the well-being of future generations, the CORVIS Family Office makes investment and corporate decisions in a sustainable and careful manner, while constantly considering economic, ecological and social aspects. These cornerstones also apply to the Collectors Wine World. That is why we at Collectors Wine World have expanded our expertise, our range of services and our product selection to include the future-oriented field of sustainability over the past few years.
Our personal selection of wineries and wines follows the outstanding quality (best-in-wine): We prefer small fine craft businesses that work on the topic of sustainability.
For this we award our quality seal:
BEST-IN-WINE stands for exceptional quality in its origin, selected by CWW experts, family-run, artisanal producers and environmentally friendly production. Everything that helps the environment and future generations is important to us!
Accompanied by a team of proven experts, the Collectors Wine World has made a name for itself as a collector, especially in Bordeaux developed as a trading house. The team consists of the following personalities:
Heiko Schimeczek is Managing Director of Collectors Wine World GmbH.
In over 20 years in the fine wine business, including positions as head of purchasing, marketing and sales director, Heiko Schimeczek has had countless experiences in the international collect wine world. His professional career has brought him together with the world's best winegrowers, with whom he is always in close contact.
His passion is the wines of Bordeaux, the great Italian wines and Champagne.
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 southern Baden. After graduating from high school, he began training as a hotel manager at the Dorint Kurhotel in Bad Brueckenau. He then completed a sommelier internship at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. The other stations were u. a. the Park Hotel Bremen and the Savoy in London.
In 1998 he became the first German "World Champion of Sommeliers" in Vienna. In 2003 he passed the most demanding international examination in the field of wine in London and received the coveted title of Master of Wine. This made Del Monego the first in the history of these competitions to win both titles. In addition, he was appointed sworn expert for the evaluation of wines (IHK zu Essen) in 2008, is 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: With his Essen-based company tasteTainment GmbH, he advises trading and commercial companies, wine producers and Vineyards as well as private customers on the subject of 'wine and enjoyment'. He is also the wine consultant for Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Carl Johann Tesdorpf was born in 1950 in Wädenswil (Switzerland). He spent his holidays in Bordeaux early on and laid the foundation for his love of wine by working in wineries and trading houses. In addition to an apprenticeship at a bank, Carl Johann Tesdorpf obtained an official degree from the Obst- & Weinbauschule 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 (when 'Carl Tesdorpf Weinhandel zu Lübeck' became it was founded in 1678) and continuously and successfully expanded 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 in order to devote himself to the successful further expansion of Collectors Wine World GmbH as a member of the advisory board.
Carl Johann Tesdorpf is a wine personality who deals with so great passion for the world of wine and has an outstanding, worldwide network of personal contacts and friendships, especially with winegrowers, major producers and top end consumers. Due to his passion for wine and his excellent network, he is also a member of a number of well-known brotherhoods and associations, such as the Chevaliers du Tastevin based at Château Clos de Vougeot (Burgundy), the Confrèrie Saint-Etienne in Alsace or as a sommelier and member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Carsten Knauer has been responsible for management since 1990 - both as an entrepreneur and during his ten years of work in corporations. The business graduate has been successfully active in the field of company and real estate investments since 2003 and 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 on the world's top wines. In addition, the family office acquires real estate, preferably in the commercial sector, and invests in agriculture and forestry. Further participations (e.g. in the field of mechanical engineering) and services round off the CORVIS activities. Since 2011, Carsten Knauer and his wife have also been looking after their own charitable foundation, which runs the Carolinenhof (www.carolinenhof.org) and takes care of disabled people there with horseback riding therapy.