The Secret Cellar
Shueyville's Beverage Oasis

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

Business Hours:
Mon-Fri 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 2014-2015 Dates

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

2015 Schedule

May 13

June 10

July 8

August 12

September 9

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!

Tuition: $29+ $13 materials fees


March 27, 2015
at The Secret Cellar
Booked for Private Class

April 16, 2015

at The Secret Cellar

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


Wine & Waltz 101

Tuition: $29 + $10 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!

Class Location: 
1. Cannon Ballroom & Event Center
260 33rd Ave SE Suite G Cedar Rapids, IA 

Wine 101

Tuition: $29 + $10 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: $29 + $15 materials fees


May 26, 2015

The Secret Cellar
1205 Curtis Bridge Road NE
Shueyville, IA

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

Registration: $29.00 + $20.00 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 numerous 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 Master Sommeliers at the Mid-American Wine Competition, and also judges wine for 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 pouring at a wine-tasting event

Bordeaux & Brushes Class =
Smiling Students!

        Interactive Wine-Tasting Classes