By Melanie Schwartz, Concierge, Booker & Butler
Texas Hill Country wineries are reopening, but things are far from what they were before the pandemic. There are all kinds of rules for social distancing and every winery and restaurant is responding to them in their own way, depending on how their space configured. To accommodate the new rules, businesses will be operating at reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. They will only be able to accept so many visitors; it’s possible you could get turned away.
This state of flux means each winery’s hours and offerings are subject to change, making what used to be a carefree outing harder to plan. That’s where we come in. We are Booker & Butler, a private concierge serving Hill Country visitors. We find accommodations, book wine tastings, line up drivers and chefs, and make spa and restaurant reservations. Whatever you want, we make it happen, even with all the Covid-related challenges.
You might be thinking, What can a concierge do for me that I can’t do for myself? Fair question. After all, there are endless blog posts and magazine articles on the subject. A Google search of “What to do in Hill Country” yields over 2,030,000,000 results. And your social media feed is likely overflowing with winery hospitality pics. Clearly, there is no shortage of ideas. But that’s not really the point if what you need is a plan.
So, who needs a concierge? Anyone who values their time.
It’s important to note that Booker & Butler is not a tour company. We have no set itineraries, nor do we accompany you on your journey. Instead, we tailor everything to your specific needs and wants. Whether it’s a girl’s getaway, a weekend retreat, a birthday or an anniversary celebration, we put together customized itineraries so you can travel confidently on your own. With your travel arranged, your reservations made, and your itinerary mapped, you’re free to enjoy your Texas Hill Country adventure.