ORMOND is a sub-region of Gisborne on the north island of New Zealand. It is located north of the city of Gisborne, where the river valley narrows into the Raukumara Ranges, the site of Gisborne’s original plantings. This area is also home to ‘The Golden Slope’, a 6.2 mile (10km) gently-sloping, free-draining escarpment with limestone-influenced topsoil, which produces some of Gisborne’s best Chardonnay.