2024 Spring Speaker Series
We are thrilled to announce Sandra Button as the inaugural speaker for our 2024 Spring Speaker Series. As the esteemed Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance since 2002, and its former Executive Director, Sandra Button has been a pivotal figure in elevating this prestigious event to a global celebration of automotive excellence. With a deep-rooted passion for the automobile, Sandra actively engages with the automotive community worldwide, participating, and often leading, at renowned concours and car shows across continents, from Asia to South America.
2024 Father's Day Car Show
This Father's Day, June 16, 2024, Blackhawk Museum invites you to an extraordinary celebration of automotive brilliance and family fun. Our annual Car Show is the perfect destination for fathers, families, and car enthusiasts alike, featuring an impressive array of classic and contemporary vehicles. From vintage treasures to modern marvels, experience the beauty and innovation of the automotive world in the stunning backdrop of our museum. Registration will be announced soon.
Vaca Valley Vettes Car Show
Join us on March 24th, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, for a car show featuring the Vaca Valley Vettes Car Club. The event will be held in the Blackhawk Museum's courtyard, showcasing around 25 classic and modern Corvettes.
Don't miss this opportunity to see some exceptional cars and meet fellow car enthusiasts. It's a great way to spend the day for families and car lovers alike.
Photo credits on six million album covers, a wall of awards, and a full passport—Sony Artisan Andy Katz says it was all an excuse to enjoy good music, drink world-class wine, and explore the world with his young son Jesse in tow. The world works in mysterious ways. Father and son lived for a time in Burgundy, while Andy documented the great wineries of France. Traveling village to village, Jesse was fascinated by the difference the land, or “terroir” had on the taste of the same varietal of grapes.
He fell in love with the art and science of winemaking, taking a summer job interning at wineries in Santa Barbara While he went to Business school to figure out his career path. That experience showed him that you did not have to be born into a wine family to be a winemaker and there were degrees that could pave the way for him. He switched schools and completed degrees in enology, viticulture, and a minor in chemistry. To fast-track his apprenticeship, he worked back-to-back harvests in the Southern and Northern hemispheres, and started his own brand, Aperture, while working at Napa’s famed Screaming Eagle in 2009.
Since then, Jesse has made the first 100-point wines in the region's history, made the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold (selling for $1M to charity) and was named winemaker of the year multiple times. In 2019, Jesse built a winery for Aperture Cellars, where the buildings are shaped like the lens of the camera, as a nod to his father’s craft and the inspiration for his career. Join us for a talk that celebrates life, love, and the art of winemaking.