The provincial government of Styria issued a decree concerning the nature reserve Südweststeirisches Weinland on 15.03.2015. In September 2002 this area received the title “Nature Park Südsteiermark”. Since then the 14 communes are called nature park communes, which are located within the borderlines of the nature park.
Since January 2016 the nature park Südsteiermark is part of the Regionalmanagement Südweststeiermark GmbH. Due to that it is easier to push the regional development process in this region. However, the content- management of the nature park behove the nature park chairman.