Véronique Rivest is


Tokyo 2013

Authentic wines made by passionate people

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643

Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: 4pm – 11pm
Closed Monday May 20th

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Our Wines

Real wine is what we love — wines that are a reflection of a place and a time, from grapes grown with love and respect for the land.


Not your typical glass of wine 18
VdP Pétillant Naturel Foam Somlo 2017, Meinklang
IGP Côtes Catalanes Grenache Gris 2017, Ferrer Ribière
ZGP Kakovostno Vino Renski Rizling 2017, Sumenjak

The Wines of Soif 18
Cinsault Thirst 2017, Radford Dale
VdF Le Joufflu 2017, Les Équilibristes
Burgenland Blaufränkish 2017, Meinklang

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
VdP Pétillant Naturel Foam Somlo 2017, Meinklang (harslevelü, juhfark; Hongrie)5.51058
Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale 2017, Renardat Fache (gamay, poulsard)61164
Crémant d'Alsace Brut Les Natures, Jean-Baptiste Adam (chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot blanc)814.586

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
IGP Rosato Colli Aprutini Apollo 2017, Ausonia (montepulciano; Abruzzes)5.59.556
Penedès Rupestris 2017, Pardas (xarel-lo, malvasia, macabeo; Espagne)5.51058
Burgenland Neuburger 2017, Tinhof (Autriche)610.561
Alsace Pinot Blanc Kritt 2017, Marc Kreydenweiss61166
ZGP Kakovostno Renski Rizling 2017, Sumenjak (riesling; Slovénie)6.511.569
Vdf Magic of Ju-Ju 2017, Domaine Mosse (melon de bourgogne, chenin blanc)7.513.579
Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2017, Louis-Michel & Fils (chardonnay)8.515.593

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Cinsault Thirst 2017, Radford Dale (Stellenbosch, Afrique du Sud)5.51058
Monstant La Comedia 2016, Celler Comunica (grenache, syrah; Espagne)61164
VdF Le Joufflu 2017, Les Équilibristes (grolleau, pineau d'aunis)6.511.568
Beaujolais Supérieur 2017, Santini Frères (1L)61185
Saumur Champigny La Folie 2017, Château Yvonne (cabernet franc; Loire)6.511.567
Chianti Classico 2016, Ottomani (sangiovese)7.513.581
El Canto del Mirlo 2015, Barranco Oscuro (merlot; Andalousie, Espagne)81588


Pisco Sour12Pisco, Beach Plum Gin, lemon, egg white
Pétanque11Pastis La Grande Hermine, Amermelade, tonic
Margarita Rose11Tequila, lime, hibiscus, cranberry salt
Québec Mojito12Pur vodka, Desrochers vermouth, mint, lime
Penicillin14Ballantine's whiskey, ginger, lemon, Lagavulin


Wine is better with food! Kris’ menu is meant for sharing: small plates and boards inspired by what’s available locally and seasonally. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design.


Our guided workshops are led by Véronique or one of our trained sommeliers. No matter your knowledge or experience, you’re sure to learn something new! Whether it’s discovering a region or uncorking back vintages, pairing wines with food or practicing the fundamentals of tasting, it’s all about learning, exploring and sharing.

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Group Bookings

We welcome groups of any size up to our maximum capacity of 75 people. We do fabulous “5 à 7”-style events (cocktail parties that fit into the sliver of time between work and home, great for decompressing or gearing up for a night out) but we also offer wine discoveries, guided tastings, business dinners, private workshops, team building…download the Detailed List, then click Contact Us to send an email and let us know what you’re looking for!

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SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is our focus. Our concise but ever-changing list offers authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with a focus on organic and biodynamic growing practices. Natural and real wines made by passionate people!

But wine wouldn’t be the same without food! And they both make each other better. SOIF has a full kitchen and offers an award-winning menu of small and sharing plates, allowing guests to grab a bite or have a full meal. The food is purposely simple: great ingredients and simple preparations, to let flavors shine through and be very wine-friendly.

Véronique Rivest, the sommelier-owner, is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. She was the first woman to reach the podium at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition, placing 2nd in Tokyo in March 2013.

SOIF is all about pleasure: the pleasure of discovering new wines, of tasting, exploring, learning and sharing. All in a very laid back, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643

Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: 4pm – 11pm
Closed Monday May 20th

Where to Park
Meter parking is available on Rue Montcalm until 3pm. Paid parking lot in front of the Théâtre de l’Île available until 5pm.
Free street parking: Sainte-Bernadette, Charles-Bagot and Wright have 1hr parking and Taylor and de Carillon have 2hr parking.
Parking is free evenings after 6pm and on weekends on Rue Montcalm or in the municipal lot across the street.