The Secret Cellar
Shueyville's Beverage Oasis

1205 Curtis Bridge Road NE
Shueyville (Swisher GPS), IA 52338

Mon-Friday 1-7  Sat 11-7 

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Our public events are a great way to meet other wine lovers, get to know our assorted wines, and learn to discern among the different flavors and regions. During our seasonal outdoor tasting events, you can sample delicious wines as well as some of our cheeses and snacks. Occasionally, we also invite special guests or musicians to perform.

No experience is necessary to participate in our events and classes: we encourage you to bring your friends and family to join the fun!

Upcoming Events

Event Time 2016 Dates
Outdoor Wine-Tasting Parties
$15 advance/$20 door suggested donation.
Through your patronage,
we help support

10 different local fundraising organizations.

May 19

June 11

July 15

August 26

Wine Tasting Club

Buy a Wine Club Membership for yourself or a friend!

One Month $25

Three Month $70

Six Month $140

Twelve Month $285

2016 Schedule

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 9

Sept 14

Oct 12

Bordeaux & Brushes

Wine & painting are the perfect combination!
Class begins with a basic Wine 101 as we sip and sample several delicious wines. Next, start on your artistic creation as you paint and whirl, sip & swirl the night away.

Registration: $30+ $13 materials fees

Check listings for times

Feb 6th 3:30-5:30pm
Booked for Private Class

Feb 25th  7-9pm

at The Secret Cellar
Registration Closed

Feb 28th 3-5pm

Booked for Private Class

March 31st 7-9pm
Registration Closed

April 29th 7-9pm
Registration Closed

May 20th 5:30-7:30pm
Registration Closed

June 30th 5:30-7:30pm

July 21st 5:30-7:30pm

August 18th 5:30-7:30pm

Now booking Summer-Fall 2016 private classes: Bridal Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Girl's Night Out, and Couple's Parties. Call for available dates.

Wine & Waltz 101

Tuition: $30 + $12 materials fees


Gather 10-20 friends and book your own private class!

Tapas, Vino, & Tango

Savor five appetizer courses of delicious Spanish-inspired tapas--paired with complementing Wines. Then move to the dance floor for a professional ballroom Tango lesson!

Tuition: $29 + $20 materials fee


Gather 10-20 friends and book your own private class!

Wine 101

Tuition: $30+ $12 materials fees


April 15, 2016

Gather 10-40 friends and book your own private class!


Wine & Cheese-Pairing Workshop

Sip through the mysteries of pairing wines with foods: popping corks and tasting wine samples with complementing cheeses. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a new sensory awareness and a greater confidence about wine & food pairings! 

Cost: $30 + $15 materials fees


May 26, 2016
Registration Closed

Gather 10-40 friends and call to book your own private class!

New Class Offering!

DIY Up-Decorate it 

Two Glasses of Wine included!

Cannon Ballroom & Event Center
260 33rd Ave SE Suite G Cedar Rapids, IA

$29 + $20 materials fees

“BYOI” Bring Your Own Items

Gather 10-20 friends and book your own private class!
Call Lauren at

Art Design Specialist Debra Sutherland Presents:

Hand Embellish with Paints & Stencils Workshop

Up-Cycle one of your personal favorite FASHION items

Embellish a T-Shirt, Denim Jacket or Jeans

Re-Design a Tote bag or Purse!

All painting materials, design tools, and 2 glasses of wine included


About the Owner

Shueyville, Iowa native Lauren Cannon graduated from the University of Iowa and relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona. She spent eight years there working for Hyatt Resorts where she developed a great passion for hospitality, service, and wine. She pursued her wine studies through reading, tasting, and many trips to wine country.

In 2004, Lauren returned to her hometown and opened her dream business: The Secret Cellar. In addition to operating her wine shop and hosting fundraisers for local charities, she loves to design and teach wine education classes--pairing wine tasting with foods, dancing, golfing, and even painting!

Lauren completed the Level I Sommelier Course and Exam and is studying for the Certified Level II Exam. She has earned a prized judging seat alongside celebrated winemakers and Master Sommeliers at the Mid-American Wine Competition, and also judges at the Iowa State Fair Wine Competition, the Wisconsin State Fair Wine Competition, and Iowa's first VQA (Iowa Vintners Quality Alliance). 

Owner Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon and
husband Mark at the grand opening of their Ballroom/Event Center in Cedar Rapids

Bordeaux & Brushes Class =
Smiling Students! 

Private Wine Garden Dinners & Weddings