Reworking is the process of making changes to vine architecture for the purpose of correcting underperforming vine yield or fruit quality. If successful, reworking refreshes a vineyard, improving the existing vines by correcting issues such as trunk disease, non-ideal clonal selection, training problems (e.g. wire wrapping and bent trunks) or general mismanagement. Reworking uses the existing root system, grapevine trunk (in most instances), trellis and irrigation infrastructure.
- Ask the AWRI: Reworking vineyards (PDF article)
- Field grafting wine-grapes (AWRI webinar 6 August 2015)
- Wine Australia’s vineyard management resources