Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
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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.
Kamptal Mollands 2018, Hager Matthias
Niederösterreich Velue 2018, Johannes Zillinger
Osterreich Gelber Rosé vom Opok 2017, Muster
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo
IGT Roccamonfina Mille 2017, I Cacciagalli
Vino Rosso Sandro D’Pindeta 2017, Alberto Oggero
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Cava Reserva Royal NV, Mestres (chardonnay, macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo; Espagne)||5.5||10||58|
|Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale 2018, Renardat Fache (gamay, poulsard)||6||11||64|
|Crémant du Jura Zéro Dosage 2018, Champ Divin (pinot noir, chardonnay)||7||13||76|
|WHITES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Niederösterreich Velue 2018, Johannes Zillinger (riesling, Autriche)||5||10||60|
|Kamptal Mollands 2018, Hager Matthias (grüner veltliner, Autriche)||6||10.5||62|
|VdF Vin Blanc 2018, Clos du Tue-Boeuf (sauvignon blanc; Loire)||6||11||64|
|Colli di Luni Il Bianco 2018, Il Torchio (vermentino, Ligurie; Italie)||6||11||64|
|IGT Falanghina Roccamonfina Aorivola 2017, I Cacciagalli (Campania)||6.5||11.5||67|
|Locust Lane Rosé Beamsville Bench 2018, Hidden Bench (pinot noir; Ontario)||7||12.5||75|
|Côtes du Jura Cuvée Castor 2018, Champ Divin (chardonnay, savagnin)||8.5||15||90|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|VdF Les AmIGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo (sangiovese; Italie) is de la Bouïssière 2017, Domaine la Bouïssière (grenache, syrah, merlot; Gigondas)||5.5||10||58|
|Burgenland Kalkstein 2018, Claus Preisinger (blaufränkisch; Autriche)||6||11||65|
|IGT Venezia Rosso del Veronese 2016, L'Arco (corvina, rondinella, molinara, sangiovese; Italie)||6.5||11.5||68|
|Bugey 2017, Famille Peillot (mondeuse; Savoie)||7||12||72|
|Vin du Québec Pinot Noir Les Entêtés 2018, Domaine du Nival (Saint-Louis)||7||12||72|
|IGT Roccamonfina Mille 2017, I Cacciagalli (piedirosso, aglianico; Campanie)||7||13||77|
|Vinos Atlanticos Migan 2017, Envinate (listan negro; Espagne)||9||16||95|
|East meets West||14||Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white (2 oz)|
|Michelada||14||Cazadores Tequila, Vermouth, Gose beer, Clamato (3+oz)|
|Chanter la pomme||12||Calvados, Chic Choc, Bénédictine, Vermouth (2oz)|
|Big Bird||10||Thuya gin, yellow Chartreuse, chamomile (1.75oz)|
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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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.
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.