Véronique Rivest is

2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER

Tokyo 2013

Authentic wines made by passionate people

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643
info@soifbaravin.ca

Hours
Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: closed
Closed Dec 22-26 & Jan 1-8

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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.

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

FLIGHTS

White: France…another way 19.5
Bugey Brut Montagnieu 2017, Famille Peillot
VdF Adèle 2018, Laurent Cazottes
VdF Dharma 2018, Sons of Wine

Red: Do you like Cabernet Franc and Merlot? 18.5
Bourgueil La Dilettante 2017, Catherine et Pierre Breton
VdF La Peyrière 2018, Guilhem Barré
Bordeaux Supérieur Les Sources 2015, Château Jean Faux

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cava Reserva Brut Nature 2016, Suriol (macabeo, xarel-lo, parellada; Espagne)5.51059
Bugey Brut Montagnieu 2017, Famille Peillot (altesse, mondeuse, chardonnay; Savoie)6.511.567
Vin de Savoie Brut Les Perles du Mont Blanc, Domaine Belluard (gringet; Ayse)8.51590

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2018, Heinz & Friends (Autriche)5952
Nahe Riesling 2019, Donnhoff (Allemagne)5.59.557
VdF Adèle 2018, Laurent Cazottes (mauzac rose; Sud-Ouest)61165
IGP Pays d'Hérault Les Aires 2018, Domaine de Clovallon (viognier; Languedoc)71272
VdF Dharma 2018, Sons of Wine (pinot auxerrois, pinot gris; Alsace)71377
Majer Zemianske Sady Veltlina 2017, Slobodne (grüner veltliner; Slovaquie) orange7.51378
Alsace Bollenberg Sylvaner 2014, Zusslin7.513.581
Sancerre Les Monts Damnés 2017, Gérard Boulay (sauvignon blanc; Loire)1018.5110

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Syrah/Cinsault Swartland Terre Brûlée Le Rouge 2017, Tania et Vincent Carême (Afrique du Sud)4.5848
Douro Excomungado 2014, Pios (touriga nacional, touriga franca, tinta roriz; Portugal) MAG59105
Bourgueil La Dilettante 2017, Catherine et Pierre Breton (cabernet franc; Loire)6.511.568
Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2014, Valenciso (tempranillo; Espagne)6.51271
Brouilly Ça 2016, David Large (gamay)712.574
Bordeaux Supérieur Les Sources 2015, Château Jean Faux (merlot, cabernet franc)71377
Vino Rosso Igiea 2007, Tenuta Grillo (barbera; Piémont)916.597

COCKTAILS

East meets West14Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white (2 oz)
Michelada14Cazadores Tequila, Vermouth, Gose beer, Clamato (3+oz)
Tarraco Sunset13Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic (3 oz)
Casse-Grippe14Crown Royal Rye, honey, spices (2 oz)

FOOD

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.

Workshops

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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About

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
info@soifbaravin.ca

Hours
Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: closed
Closed Dec 22-26 & Jan 1-8

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.