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The Secret Cellar
Shueyville's Beverage Oasis

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

January Business Hours:
Mon 1-3,Wed 1-5,Fri 1-7,Sat 11-7
Sat 11-7pm 

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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

Bordeaux & Bingo!

Enjoy a timeless Sunday game--Sex & the City Style!

Sample wines from The Secret Cellar, and then buy a glass or bottle to enjoy during your rounds of Bingo!


Hawkeye Downs
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 TBA
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+ $12 materials fees


February 26, 2015
at The Secret Cellar

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


February 19, 2015
at The Kirkwood Center

Gather 10 friends (or more) and call to book your very own private class!


Couples 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! 

Cost: $29 + $15 materials fees


February 12, 2015

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

Registration: Call 319-841-2172
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

A native of Shueyville, IA, Lauren graduated from the University of Iowa and relocated to Scottsdale, AZ. She spent eight years working for Hyatt Resorts, where she developed a great passion for hospitality 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 also has designed and teaches wine education classes--pairing wine tasting with food, dancing, golfing, and even painting!

She has completed the Level I Sommelier Course and Exam and is currently studying for the Certified Level II Exam.

She has also earned a judging seat alongside Master Sommeliers at the Mid-American Wine Competition. She writes articles for wine publications, awards medals at the Iowa State Fair Wine Competition, and serves a seat judging wines for 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