Laurita Winery Cruise a Sucess

Bill Kelly Reports:


On Sunday, August 19, Al and Deborah Tone led the anticipated but rescheduled club cruise to the Laurita Winery at New Egypt, NJ. The weather was slightly overcast but the temperature and humidity were pleasant enough for many of us to put our tops down for the trip and not be baked by the hot sun.


There were 6 cars at the meeting place in Manville and 5 at Cranbury for a total of 11 beautiful Corvettes, C-2, C-4, C-5 and C-6.  We had a nice scenic drive to the winery. Many of our spouses and family members joined us and this made the day even nicer.

We had a casual lunch in the dining room and spent some time out on the deck overlooking the vineyards. Some of us tasted the wine, both their regular wines and the new chocolate wine. Later we hopped aboard a covered wagon and our guide, Walt, gave us an informative and sometimes humorous overview of the operation. We also met a couple of very nice Corvette owners there, one with a beautiful white and turquoise '61 and the other with a red C-6 convertible.  We gave them club brochures and business cards and told them about our activities.

After that we left for home in a couple of groups. All in all it was a delightful day and thanks to Al for putting the trip together. Also, thanks to Bill and Joan Clarkson for  being "Tail Gunners" and to Joel and Carol for being "mid-cruise communications  support" or whatever the official term for that is.

Laurita Winery Cruise Sunday, August 19th

There will be a cruise to the Laurita Winery & Vineyard in New Egypt on Sunday  August 19, 2012. This is a really nice Winery in the rural area of New Egypt. Check out their web site:

We will take mostly country roads to get there which will make for a nice
cruise. The estimated time of arrival will be around noon for lunch. The facility is quite nice and offers the option of eating inside or outside with a view of the vineyard. That afternoon there will be live music playing, free tours of the Vineyard and of course wine tasting.

There will be 2 departure locations and times: Here are the details:

- 1st departure location: Boardwalk Ice Cream, 304 S. Main Street Manville. Tail lights @ 10:15.

- 2nd departure location: Valero Gas Station, 2736 Rt. 130, Hightstown, NJ (Hightstown Circle & Rt. 539) Tail lights @ 11:00.

In case of unexpected bad weather check your email or the “hot line”. Rain date is set for Sunday, August 19th with same departure plans. 

Don’t forget your 2 way radio if you have one. Hope you can make it….

Al Tone, Cruise Leader