The Great Southern wine region is vast and diverse and provides an ideal environment for creating distinctive regional wines. The region was instrumental in the establishment of modern winemaking in Western Australia in the 1960s. The regional climate ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the inland, continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River. The country is dominated by the magnificent stands of the veteran hardwoods of the region – karri, marri, jarrah and other eucalypts. The Wines from Southern River are imported and bottled in the Netherlands by Baarsma Wines.