The Secret Cellar
Shueyville's Beverage Oasis

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

Hours: Mon-Fri 1-7,  Sat 11-7
Open Sundays Seasonally

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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 2019 Dates
Outdoor Wine-Tasting Parties
Wine-Tasting is a blast in the beautiful outdoors!

Suggested donations to attend.
Through your patronage, 
we help support 
15 different local charity organizations.

May 4th 4-6pm: New Moon/ Meteor Shower Bash. Dress in Black

June 14th 5:30-7:30pm: 
Hat Party--Prize for Wearing the Best Hat!

July 27th 6-8pm: What am I Tasting? Blind Tasting Party

August 23rd 6-8pm: Hot August Nights Theme--Dress Tropical

September 13th 6-8pm: 
Dress in Red & Taste 13 wines on Friday the 13th Party

October 12th 4-6pm: Season Finale Tasting Bash

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


July 11th from 6-8pm at The Secret Cellar

August 29th from 6-8pm at The Secret Cellar

Now booking 2018 Private Classes: Company Parties, Bridal Showers, Birthday Celebrations, Girl's Night Out, and Couple's Parties. Call for date availability.

Wine & Dancing 101

Tuition Varies


Date TBD  7-9pm
at Cannon Studios in Cedar Rapids.

Theme:Sip, Swirl, & Salsa
One-Hour of Wine Workshop and One-Hour Dance Lesson to learn the Salsa!

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: $42 + $19 materials fee


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

Wine 101

Tuition: $30+ $12 materials fees

Varies Registration Closed:
March 21st 7-9
pm at The Secret Cellar

May 16th 7-9pm at The Secret Cellar

July 26th 6-8pm at The Secret Cellar

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


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


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: $42 + $14 materials fees


February 28th 7-9pm at The Secret Cellar

April 18th 7-9pm at The Secret Cellar. REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 21st 6-8pm at The Secret Cellar. REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

Wine & Create Art Night

Two Glasses of Wine included!

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

$29 + $20 materials fees

Gather 10-20 friends and book your own private class

Class Topics Rotate and we book based on your needs & interests

All materials, design tools, and two 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 Success!

Private Wine Garden Dinners & Weddings