High Cup Wines

Wine bottleHigh Cup Wines are produced at Townhead Farm and Winery (CA16 6NF), Cumbria’s only commercial vineyard and winery, which prepares a range of fruit wines from fruit grown on the farm and in the local area.

Situated at the foot of the Pennines in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Townhead Farm enjoys outstanding views of the Lakeland Fells across the valley of the River Eden. It is located at the foot of the impressive U-shaped valley known as High Cup Gill, which runs from High Cup Nick, at its north-eastern end, towards the Eden Valley.


Opening Times

Please note that from 1st October onwards the winery is open irregularly. Please phone 017683 53714 or phone/text 07779774672 to make an appointment. 

Art at the Winery 2017

This year our art exhibition featured the amazing work of two popular local artists: Maria Burton and Debra Esterhuizen. Maria works in oil and acrylics, producing atmospheric scenes of the Eden Valley and the Lake District. Debra is a felt artist who brings vivid colours from the whole palette to her very imaginative style. 

Geology of Dufton and High Cup Nick

An interpretational and explanatory display of the geology of High Cup Nick and the surrounding area, prepared with the help of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership was launched in 2011 and has created considerable interest. It has been expanded to include more information on the oldest rocks of the area. We also have available a range of new AONB literature on geology and walks in the area. Art and photography of this area by various local professional artists is also on display. Read more ....  

Iron nodules near High Cup Nick




A virtual tour round the winery and vineyard:  video by PACT ...