Simple Machine is focused on hand-crafting distinct wines from specific premium vineyard sites in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon

The wines are meant to reflect an honest expression of these vineyards and their own natural character. Minimal intervention in the cellar, native yeast fermentation, and low-tech winemaking authentically express a sense of place through our wines.

Brian Denner started Simple Machine in The Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon in 2010

He began his winemaking career during the 1997 harvest working as a cellar rat at Peachy Canyon Winery in Paso Robles, California. After earning a degree in Enology from CSU Fresno, he worked as Cellar Master at Williams Selyem winery in Healdsburg, California from 2000 until 2003.

He moved to Casablanca, Chile in 2003 to work as Enologo/Assistant Winemaker for Kingston Family Vineyards. He then worked as Winemaker at Denner Vineyard in Paso Robles from 2004 until 2009. After working the 2010 vintage in Marlbourough, New Zealand Brian landed in Southern Oregon. He has had the pleasure of working with Agate Ridge Winery in Eagle Point, Daisy Creek Vineyards in Jacksonville, Trium Winery in Talent and Dancin' Vinyeyards in Jacksonville. While he enjoys making wine for others, his dream has been to own his own winery.

Brian met his partner in crime, Clea Arthur, on a ski trip in 2015. For both of them, simplicity is a lifestyle choice and winemaking technique. They wanted to create a business that reflects their values by keeping things small and simple. In early 2017 they decided to take the plunge and make their dream a reality. On November 17th, 2017 they opened Talent's first urban winery and tasting room! Brian and Clea are excited to focus exclusively on Simple Machine wines. The tasting room is open Wednesday - Sunday from 12 - 6pm. It is family friendly and offers a build your own picnic menu. 


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Simple Machine is Talent's first urban Tasting Room & Winery!

Open 12 - 6 pm
Wednesday - Sunday
Please contact us for groups of 8 or more

Indoor & outdoor seating • Family friendly  • Dogs are welcome on the patio

Build your own picnic from our small bites
Our Menu

Only 4 miles from downtown Ashland • On the way to Medford, Jacksonville & Applegate

Simple Machine Wines

Native yeast, minimal cellar intervention and old school intuitive winemaking results in wines that reflect the uniqueness of Southern Oregon. Our reds are 100% whole cluster crushed by foot, un-filtered and un-fined. 

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2013 Grenache
Rogue Valley

$34 // 14.9% By Vol
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2013 Leverage
Rogue Valley

$28 // 14.1% By Vol
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2013 The Vector
Rogue Valley

$34 // 15.1% By Vol
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Enjoy a glass of Simple Machine wine around the Rogue Valley






  • Bottle discounts online, at the tasting room and events
  • You and one guest taste for free
  • Frist dibs on new wines and specials
  • Fun parties and events 
  • Free local pickup 
  • Easy account management online 

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  • 3 bottles
    15% Discount
  • 6 bottles
    20% Discount
  • 12 bottles
    25% Discount


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