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High Cup Winery

Town Head Farm, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6NF, England
+44 17683 53714
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Visited out of season on a wet day. The winery is out of the way down a single track road and you... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
Beverley W
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Our first visit and after a quick sample, came away smiling with 4 bottles. However the smiles... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Pete S
Penrith, United Kingdom
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High Cup Winery is Cumbria's only winery and vineyard. Using modern techniques it aims to produce fruit wines in the style of modern boutique grape wines. Only fruit grown on the farm or in the local area are used in the wine-making process. Situated at the foot of the Pennines in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the winery enjoys outstanding views of the Lakeland Fells across the valley of the River EdenArt at the Winery is our popular summer art exhibition held during July and August. Also on display is a permanent exhibition of the geology of the local area around High Cup Nick. This was produced with the help of the North Pennines AONB Partnership in 2011, but has been expanded since to include more exhibits and literature. Visitors will be able to enjoy tastings of wines and light refreshments, including delicious home-made cakes, while viewing the exhibits.
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Town Head Farm, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6NF, England
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Visited out of season on a wet day. The winery is out of the way down a single track road and you may find yourself reversing down a narrow road. I did not take a tour but the owner was very friendly and was very...More

2  Thank Beverley W
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Our first visit and after a quick sample, came away smiling with 4 bottles. However the smiles disappear when we realise this wonderful winery may not be here next year ! You have to visit here, sample the wine, view the amazing sights ( don't...More

Thank Pete S
HighCupWines, Owner at High Cup Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Pete was correct way back in May. We have now closed. However, we are still living here and have some wine left, particularly damson. If we're here ( not visiting our 10 grandchildren) and people phone us, we will be happy to sell some wine....More

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place free wine tasting got a bottle of elderflower and raspberry wine Together with chocolate brownie and a brew ideal setting with Addition of an art gallery !

1  Thank Jonny S
Reviewed May 3, 2016

In the area for my 60 birthday. Reserved a tour for 10 of us. Lovely location, interesting chat, very informal with Angela. To top it all, some lovely fruity wines !!

Reviewed January 15, 2016

A little gem, hidden from the hustle and bustle of modern life. An excellent visit on a very rainy day. Great modern building, tastefully decorated. An informative geological exhibition about the local area. Friendly owner, with much knowledge of wine making. The tasting was superb...More

1  Thank ellenalexandria s
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We found this place by mistake , so glad we did really , ended up buying 2 bottles of wine , having coffee and cake and sitting outside admiring the views for over an hour , I would phone first to make sure they are...More

1  Thank Dave G
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely exhibition of local art works. Excellent & informative section on the area's geology. They do a good cup of coffee too. What else was there - oh yes excellent wines too.

1  Thank John_at_The_Hollies
Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's an odd (but very pleasant) combination of an exhibition about the area and wine tasting experience. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I would suggest doing the High Cup Nick walk beforehand (quite a tough walk by the way!), then going around...More

2  Thank ERadders
Reviewed April 12, 2015

We called in after a walk up High Cup Nick. Very friendly reception with opportunity to sample a variety of wines. We sat in the sunshine outside enjoying a bottle of the rhubarb wine. I was so impressed I took a couple of bottles home...More

1  Thank Doorhandles
Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in as saw a flyer in our rental home, friendly welcome by owner and sampled a few wines, damson was lovely as was the more unusual spiced beetroot.

1  Thank JUDE F
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June 11, 2017|
Response from Beverley W | Reviewed this property |
Wed 14th closed Thu 15th 11 am - 5 pm Fri 16th 11 am - 5 pm Sat 17th 1 pm - 5 pm Sun 18th 11 am - 5 pm Mon 19th... More