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: closed

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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.


White: All Hail Pinot Blanc! 18
Alsace L’Enfant Terrible 2016, Bernhard & Reibel
Burgenland Pinot Blanc 2016, Brigit Braunstein
Kalkundkiesel 2016, Claus Preisinger

Red: Italy, from North to South 20
Dogliani Superiore Pirochetta Vecchie Vigne 2013, Cascina Corte
IGT Lazio Rosso Lacaldera 2015, Andrea Occhipinti
IGP Terre Siciliane SP68 2016, Occhipinti

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Foule Bulles, Clos Saragnat3.5635
Vin Mousseux Brut Le Rouge, Domaine Bergeville (frontenac noir, sabrevois, marquette) 5.59.557
VdF Cuvée Ephémère Brut, Julien Braud (melon; Muscadet, Loire)61164

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Vin de Grèce Atma Blanc 2016, Thymiopoulos (xinomavro, malagousia; Naoussa)46.537
VdF Le P'tit Blanc du Tue-Bœuf 2016, Clos du Tue-Bœuf (sauvignon, menu pineau; Loire)5.59.557
Alsace L'Enfant Terrible 2016, Bernhard & Reibel (pinot blanc)5.51060
Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Aurum 2016, Sesterzio (chardonnay, chiavennasca, rossola; Valtellina)610.561
VdF Attention Chenin Méchant 2016, Nicolas Reau (chenin blanc, Loire)6.511.567
Kalkundkiesel 2016, Claus Preisinger (wiessburgunder, grüner veltlier, chardonnay; Autriche)7.513.580

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Côtes Catalanes Rouge 2016, Domaine de Majas (carignan, grenache; France) 4.57.545
Malbec Gualta 2014, Barbarians (Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentine)5.51060
Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015, Tupun (Tupungato Valley, Argentine)610.561
VdF CA 16, Domaine de la Cessière (carignan; Languedoc)610.563
IGP Terre Siciliane SP68 2016, Occhipinti (nero d'avola, frappato)61164
IGT Lazio Rosso Lacaldera 2015, Andrea Occhipinti (grechetto rosso; Italie) 712.573


Violette12Pisco, blueberry, St-Germain, egg white
Le Verglas11Vodka, Vermouth Desrochers, tonic
Negroni-ni12Gin Tanqueray, Vermouth Cocchi, Aperol
London Fog12Jim Beam, Amaro del Capo, Earl Grey syrup


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…click the link to email Roxanne 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: closed

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.