Majuscule is the counterpart to minuscule. In Latin it means “somewhat greater” and in French the literal definition is a capital letter. This juxtaposition of big and small embodies our winemaking style to craft elegant, fruit-forward and extremely balanced wines. 


Working with our good friend Lisa Chu, a longtime grower on Mount Veeder, we made two barrels of the first two Majuscule wines in 2009 as a side project. We enjoyed sharing the wines with friends, and at the time, we thought it was just a fun endeavor. But the seed was planted for what was to come a few years later. 


In 2018 Majuscule became an official winery. We’re still rooted to Lisa’s Wildcat Vineyard, located on steep slopes 2,000 feet above the western side of the Napa Valley. The vineyard is stunning and has several microclimates and grape clones. It’s challenging to farm, yet the extra effort yields incredible results in the bottle.


Greg Brickey


Greg’s path to winemaking began while living in France when he was 20 on a church mission. He was fascinated by the wineries and vineyards that he would ride his bike through. One day he visited Taittinger to learn about méthode Champenoise for himself. Staying true to his religious beliefs at the time, he declined to taste the famous bubbles at the end of the tour, which shocked his French hosts. That day marked the beginning of Greg’s wine education and journey to Napa and creating Majuscule Wine. 

His interest in wine followed him home to America where he honed his palate while embarking on a career in structural engineering and design. 

Greg studied winemaking at UC Davis. He then worked for several wineries where he made wine for two labels and himself and was a viticulturist which introduced him to growers and vineyards across the Napa Valley. These relationships have proved to be pivotal in Greg’s quest to produce outstanding wines from stellar vineyards for Majuscule.

Jeff Davis & Greg Brickey


From wine enthusiasts to wine store owners and now wine makers, our wine journey as a couple began on Christmas Day 2004 when we stopped in Sonoma and Napa during a holiday road trip. We became hooked on the wines and region. This kicked off a routine of visiting Napa and Sonoma every other month to explore, learn and join way too many wine clubs. 

The wine business was far removed from our careers: Jeff works in corporate communications and Greg owns a structural engineering firm. In 2006 we bought our neighborhood wine store in Scottsdale, Arizona as our first entry into selling wine, while Greg completed the winemaking program at UC Davis. Our wine shop was the perfect launchpad to winemaking and the catalyst for our move to the Napa Valley, where we also got married. 

At the beginning, Greg worked for several wineries, making wine and sourcing grapes from vineyards across the Napa Valley. During this time, he made the first two barrels of his own wine as a side project that he called Majuscule, which is one of his favorite words in French plus it has a double meaning that fits his winemaking style. We designed the initial label and business cards on our computer and gave the wine away. But the seed was planted for what was to come in 2018.