When COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. just over a year ago it pushed California wineries and restaurants to be creative. Social distancing forced places to reconfigure tables, bars, and seating areas. The state ordered complete shutdowns and allowed only reduced re-openings in the year that followed.
But those that survived are now making plans for how to move forward as the state begins to reopen.
California started easing restrictions in March 2021. Several counties moved into less restrictive tiers. But businesses were still unable to operate at total capacity. And they won’t be able to until the state opens completely on June 15, 2021.
The Buttonwood Tree reached out to a couple of these wineries and restaurants to gain insight into what will change and what will stay the same i…