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 a neighborhood wine store and bar in Scottsdale, Arizona as our first entry into selling wine, while Greg completed the winemaking program at UC Davis. With an inventory of hundreds of wines from around the world, there was a tremendous amount of on-the-job learning. 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 of our time in Napa, 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, and he named the wine Majuscule, which is one of his favorite words in French plus it has a double meaning for 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 nine years later.