Lusscroft celebrates with wine and cheese

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:57

Wantage — The 7th Annual Wine & Cheese event at Lusscroft Farm will be held Sept. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. This year's featured winery is Ventimiglia Vineyard of Wantage, and their hand-crafted wines will be available to taste and to purchase. Live music, Jersey Fresh food based on products from area farms and prepared by a local caterer will enhance the rural setting. At 4 p.m., visitors to the Manor House can hear a lecture by Dr. Walter Spink, retired geologist, and Dr. Earl Verbeek, geologist, on Geology of Sussex County from Beginning to End and Fleurescent Materials in Sussex County. Dr. Spink is a graduate of Lehigh University and Rutgers University and earned a PhD from Rutgers in geology. From 1960-1966 he was with the NJ Geological Survey, and 1966 through 1986 he organized and chaired the Department of Geosciences at Rider University in Lawrenceville. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Dr. Verbeek was formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey and is now with the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Franklin. The Manor House will be open for visitors as will be the upper Main Barn, with the display of skeletons donated by Sussex County Community College. Tickets are $50 per person, or $10 for the 4 p.m. geology lecture only. Ticket order forms and directions to Lusscroft Farm are online at, or send a tax-deductible check to: Heritage & Agriculture Association, Inc., P.O. Box 7191, Sussex, NJ 07461. Proceeds go to ongoing restoration efforts for Lusscroft Farm. If you go Lusscroft Farm 50 Neilson Road Wantage