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 2020 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.
Check back soon for this season's dates during May-Sept 2020!

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

6:30-8:30pm March 26th 

Now booking Private Classes: Company Parties, Bridal Showers, Birthday Celebrations, Girls Night Out, and Couples Parties. Call for dates & 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 Ballroom Dance Lesson

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

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: $42 + $14 materials fees


January 18th 7-9pm at The Secret Cellar

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

Wine & Arts & Crafts WORKSHOP

A Glass of Wine included!

The Secret Cellar Wine Garden (Will move inside if weather requires)

Registration:  $28

Class Dates TBA


About the Owner

Shueyville, Iowa native Lauren Cannon graduated from the University of Iowa and relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona. She spent eight years 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 first Sommelier Course and Exam and is studying for the Certified Exam. She has earned a prized judging seat alongside celebrated winemakers and Master Sommeliers at the Mid-American Wine Competition. She also judges at the Iowa State Fair Professional Wine Competition, the Wisconsin State Fair Wine Competition, the International Cold-Climate Wine Competition, and she serves on 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