The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today announced the return of the popular Ustream program known as Harvest Live which will be broadcast beginning today, Monday, September 24 and throughout the week.

Presented by Christophe Smith, Dirt on the Vine, Network Neighborhood and the NVV, the best time of year in Napa Valley will once again be presented live and interactive through Harvest Live.

To view the show tune in every day this week at from 9-10am and from 2-3pm Pacific Time. Also, click here for a backgrounder and update on this year’s Napa harvest.

Broadcasts will be based at five iconic Napa Valley vineyards; Trinchero Napa Valley, St. Supery Estate Vineyard and Winery, Newton Vineyard, Cuvaison Estate Wines, and Palmaz Vineyards.

Also see: A salute to wine harvest 2012

Smith will “leverage new media and technology to create an untethered live look at harvest with winery principals on-hand to answer any and all questions submitted over the UStream chat room or via Twitter #HL12.”

The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 430 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry.

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Monica Turner
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