The Dry Creek Valley AVA is located 70 miles north of San Francisco and 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The valley stretches from Sonoma Lake to just south of Healdsburg with a maximum width of two miles. The region experiences both coastal and inland influences. Similar to the Russian River Valley to the south, the area receives late afternoon coastal breezes and fog, but temperatures are slightly warmer then the Russian River Valley and more closely resemble the relatively fog-free Alexander Valley to its east. Night temperatures are cooler than both the Alexander Valley and the northern portion of the Russian River Valley further contributing to good acidity.

The AVA hosts about seventy wineries with the majority being open for tastings. Similar to the Russian River Valley to the South, Dry Creek Valley has a good mix of small family wineries producing less than a 1000 cases a year and industry giants producing up to 100,000 cases a year. Non-resident wineries producing award winning Dry Creek Valley wines include Carlisle, Dashe, and Turley.


Top Varieties



Cabernet Sauvignon


Sauvignon Blanc

Petite Sirah





Cabernet Franc



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Dry Creek Valley Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Hartford Family Winery - Healdsburg  
2.   Anthill Farms Winery  
3.   Arnot-Roberts  
4.   Lambert Bridge Winery  
5.   MacPhail Family Wines  
6.   Zichichi Family Vineyard & Winery  
7.   Aperture  
8.   Bailarin Cellars  
9.   Brogan Cellars  
10.   Kelley & Young Wines  

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All Dry Creek Valley Wineries (120) [map view]

A Rafanelli Winery

Amista Vineyards

Amphora Winery

Anthill Farms Winery


Arbor Bench Vineyards

Armida Winery


Bailarin Cellars

Bedarra Vineyards

Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves

Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves

Blagden Wines

Blanchard Family Wines

Brogan Cellars

Cartlidge & Browne

Cast Wines

Chateau Diana

Chavez Family Cellar

Collier Falls Vineyards

Comstock Wines


David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery

De Fina Family Cellars

De La Montanya Vineyards

Del Carlo Winery

DH Gustafson Family Vineyards

Dom Whitney Wines

Dry Creek Vineyard

Duchamp Winery

Dutcher Crossing Winery

Estate 1856

Esterlina Vineyards & Winery

Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

Forchini Vineyards and Winery

Forth Vineyards

Frick Winery

Fritz Winery

Gann Family Vineyards

Geyser Peak Winery

Gopfrich Estate Vineyard & Winery

Gordian Knot Winery

Grove Street Winery

Gustafson Healdsburg TR

Hartford Family Winery - Healdsburg

Hauck Cellars

Hawley - Healdsburg

Hawley Vineyards

Homefire of Sonoma

Jenner Vineyards

Jigar Wines

Judge Palmer Winery

Kachina Vineyards

Kelley & Young Wines


Kobler Estate Winery

Kokomo Wines

La Crema

La Follette Wines

Lago di Merlo Vineyards

Lambert Bridge Winery

Landy Family Vineyards

Lost Canyon Winery

MacPhail Family Wines

Manzanita Creek Wines

Martorana Family Wine Works

Mastro Scheidt Cellars

Mauritson Family Winery

Mazzocco Vineyards

Michael-Bernard Winery

Michel-Schlumberger Wines

Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery

Moniclaire Vineyards


Mounts Family Winery

Murphy-Goode Winery

Nalle Winery

Optima Winery

Paddlock Cellars

Papapietro-Perry Winery

Partake by K-J

Passalacqua Winery

Pedroncelli Winery

Peterson Winery

Pezzi King Vineyards

Preston Farm & Winery

Quivira Vineyards

Rally Point Wines

Ramazzotti Wines

Ramey Wine Cellars

Raymond Burr Vineyards

Respite Wines

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs

Rosenblum - Healdsburg

Rued Winery

Saini Vineyards

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Simoncini Vineyards