W. Dieter Tede
Member of the Board of Directors
W. Dieter Tede is now retired from two careers as a businessman and entrepreneurfirst shipping internationally across the ocean and then growing grapes and making wine as a second professional endeavor. A native of Germany, Mr. Tede graduated from the Ullrich-von-Hutten Schule in Berlin with an ABITUR and a B.A. in economics from San Francisco State University where he has also completed graduate work. He pursued a successful career for 40 years in international shipping, including throughout Central and Latin America, and culminating as President of Marine Chartering Company of San Francisco. He became President of Audubon Cellars in 1991 and owner of Hopper Creek Vineyard in 1996, which are now combined as Audubon Cellars and Winery and sold in 2017.
In his career, he has also served as Internal Auditor for Nacional de Drogas S.A., Co-Founder and Director of Pacific Mexico Container Line, Founder and President of Concorde Line Inc., and Director of COBRECAF S.A.