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

Soif is open for takeout only Thurs-Sat 3-6 pm

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Our ready-to-HEAT (see what we did there?) takeout menus are available for pickup Thursday through Saturday 3-6 p.m. À la carte and frozen items are available to add to your menu or can be ordered individually.

$38 for 1 person / $70 for 2 people
No substitutions or modifications please

Focaccia, cold pressed canola oil
Celery salad, radishes cucumber,
blue cheese (yes, it’s on the side), walnuts
Smoked ribs, grilled asparagus, mushroom BBQ sauce
Rice pilaf, fennel sausage, green garlic
Deluxe brownie

Focaccia, cold pressed canola oil
Snap pea salad, marinated squid, whipped salt cod, chilis
Duck Lasagna, what more is there to say!
Greens, anchovy dressing, allegretto cheese
Meringue, poached rhubarb, mint

* denotes frozen items
Smoked trout, bread, capers, herbed cream cheese12
Mac 'n' cheese with jalapenos8
* Gratin of wild game, potatoes, Douanier cheese (for two)35
* Duck hearts15
* Potato croquettes14
* Miso cod (2)28
* Elk sausages (4)12
* Chicken stock (1L)8
* Galantine35
Sodas from 1642 in Montreal2
SOIF Reidel wine glass 12

Soif's Caesar Mix13
Caesar Martini13
Spicy Margarita13
Seasonal fruit13

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.

Soif is recommended by
Star Wine List, Le guide des grands bars à vin et restaurants à vin à Gatineau.


White: A visit to Spain 19
Cava Reserva Royal NV, Mestres
Montilla-Moriles 3 Miradas La viña de Antoñin 2018, Alvear
VdT Mallorca Sincronia Blanc 2018, Mesquida Mora

Red: A visit to France 21
Bordeaux Le Sans Nom 2016, Chateau Ferran
CdR Brézème Vigne de la Carrière 2017, Martin Texier
Saumur Champigny La Folie 2018, Château Yvonne

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cava Reserva Royal NV, Mestres (chardonnay, macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo; Espagne)51058
Blanquette de Limoux Brut Nature Monsieur S. 2017, Etienne Fort (mauzac; Languedoc-Roussillon)610.562
VdF Phil' en Bulle 2018, Philippe Tessier (romorantin, menu pineau; Loire)7.51378

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Badacsony Bohém Balatoni Cuvée 2017, Gilvesy (riesling, olaszrizling, pinot gris; Hongrie)58.550
VdP Pesecka Leanka Sadowie 2017, Pivnica Cajkov (Slovaquie)5.51058
IGP Terre di Chieti Pecorino 2017, Prismae (Abruzzo)610561
VdT Mallorca Sincronia Blanc 2018, Mesquida Mora (chardonnay, premsal, giró; Espagne)6.51270
VdF Rosé 2018, Gérard Marula (cabernet franc; Loire)712.573
Montlouis-sur-Loire 2017, Laura David (chenin blanc; Loire)7.513.580
Mosel Graacher Riesling Troken 2018, Willi Schaefer (Allemagne)81588

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
IGP Coteaux de Béziers 5 Seaux, Domaine d'Emile et Rose (cinsault; Languedoc-Roussillon)4.57.545
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo (sangiovese; Italie) 5952
Moravia Zweigel/Pinot 2017, Krasna Hora (zweigelt, pinot noir; République Czech) 61166
Bordeaux Le Sans Nom 2016, Chateau Ferran (cabernet sauvignon)6.51270
Burgenland Blau Fränkisch 2017, Moric (Autriche)712.574
IGP Salina Nero du Munti 2018, Caravaglio (corinto nero; Sicile)7.51378
Côtes du Rhône Brézème Vigne de la Carrière Réserve 2017, Martin Texier (syrah; France)814.585


Mme Bou14Bourbon, Cassis Mona & Filles, lemon (2.5oz)
Marigot Punch13Havana Club, Angostura, Lime (2oz)
Chanter la pomme12Calvados, Chic Choc, Bénédictine, Vermouth (2oz)
Big Bird10Thuya gin, yellow Chartreuse, chamomile (1.75oz)


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!


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.