New Wine is a youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The group’s name is inspired by the 5th Chapter of Luke where Jesus challenges us to get rid of the old categories in which we’ve thought about religion and our relationship with God and pour our New Wine into new wineskins. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions. The group is starting it's 31st year.
In 2019 New Wine performed the production of Godspell and took it on tour all the way to West Yellowstone, WY and back, boasting 58 9-12th graders from area schools and representing several local congregations of various denominations.
In 2020 through the midst of the pandemic New Wine was able to be extremely creative in their programming to produce a movie version of the musical Children of Eden. The students put in so much work, and the outdoor movie was a huge success!