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.