Welcome to the only Army Worm Wine web site in
My name is Ray Reigstad and I’m a Northlander living
Iron Range in
Minnesota. I got the idea for Army Worm Wine from a
co-worker whose grandfather used to make it back in
the day. I made 11 gallons in 2002 and even more in
2003. In 2012 I'm shooting for nearly 100
gallons! I can’t legally sell wine so
please don’t ask. If you really want to try
the wine, you can drive to Duluth and look me up.
I'll pour you a glass. As far as I know, T-shirts
are still legal in the United States.
is a hobby that I’d like to turn in to a profitable
local business here someday. Thus far, everything
associated with Army Worm Wine has been acquired
locally. From the equipment to T-shirt production,
web design, water from Lake Superior and of course,
the worms. Minneapolis artist John Reipas designed
the watercolor painting for the t-shirt/label.
Before moving to Duluth, I played in two rock
bands-Static Taxi and Stepchild. There is a Static
Taxi CD available. To obtain a copy of the ten song
disc please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've also written nine books and a screenplay.
You can find copies of my books self published on Lulu.
I’m now currently seeking literary representation
for the books I’ve written.
People seem to be strangely curious about Army Worm
Wine. They either say "I'll try it!" or a look or
moral indignation clocks across their face and they
pale slightly. Click on the Reviews
link to read the Halloween 2002 article in the Taste
section of the Duluth News Tribune. This
Wine was recently featured on the nationally
syndicated “On the Road with Jason Davis”’ show. Bob
Carter from WTIP in Grand Marais interviewed me over
the phone for his radio show. There has been
interest expressed by college professors and
entomologists (bug scientists) in Florida as well as
a CEO from a Minnesota-based business who shall
remain unnamed. Requests have come recently from
Japan, Germany and Kuwait from servicemen who read
the article in 'Stars and Stripes'. I am doing
another radio interview, this time with Gabe Saglie
in Santa Barbara (I did one 6 months ago with him
for his 'The Grapevine Show' broadcast).
California comes through again! Jason Davis
came back in June of 2003. KBJR TV in Duluth
also did a story that aired the same day.
There are also links to the manifesto
about Army Worm Wine and for buying an Army Worm