ABOUT QikVin

Meet the team behind QikVin

Harald Tomesch

A leader in Wisconsin’s wine industry, Dr. Harald Tomesch is the former owner of the award-winning Chiselled Grape Winery of Wisconsin. He is an inventor, professor of Concordia University of Wisconsin, and a former college president in Canada. He is supportive of Concordia University matching innovation and talent in business. Together with his wife they also write a travel blog called TravelTheseStones.com

Ralph Schmidt

Ralph is a pragmatic problem solver, inventor and entrepreneur with a masters degree. He lives near Toronto, Ontario and works as a Fire Inspector. He plays what he thinks is the sexiest instrument, the trombone. Both Harald and Ralph have parents who endured the hardships of being POW’s in Siberia. They know how to be frugal, how to make do with less and how to build something from virtually nothing.

Markus Schneider

Markus Schneider is an engineer trained in Germany KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). His dedication to detail and innovation has brought our QikVin to life! Markus has studied in Calgary, Alberta during his education and is a well grounded engineer!

Tasty wine on the second day and beyond!