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

closed Mon Oct 8
Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: 4pm – 10pm

Gift Certificates

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.


Bubbles – White – Rosé: All the Colours 18.5
IGP Lambrusco Dell’Emilia Rosso 2016, Cinque Campi
IGP Imathia Blanc de Noir 2016, Foundi Estate
IGT Toscana Rosato Chiaroscuro 2016, Tunia

Red: Hello Autumn 18
Toscana Citto 2015, Volpaia
Roero Bricco Medica 2014, Cascina Val del Prete
Naoussa 2012, Foundi Estate

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Et Hop, Préambulle Nat! 2017, Clos Saragnat4634
IGP Lambrusco Dell'Emilia Cinquecampi Rosso 2016, Cinque Campi610.562
Blanquette de Limoux Monsieur S. 2016, Étienne Fort (mauzac; France)610.562
Prosecco Valdobbiadene 2016, Ca'dei Zago (glera; Italie)71271

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Vouvray Spring 2017, Tania et Vincent Carême (chenin blanc; Loire)4.5846
VdF Le P'tit Blanc du Tue-Bœuf 2017, Clos du Tue-Bœuf (sauvignon blanc; Loire)5.59.556
Soave Classico 2016, Gini (garganega; Vénétie)610.562
Chardonnay 2017, Domaine Beauchemin (Québec)610.563
IGT Toscana Rosato 2017, Stefano Amerighi (sangiovese; Cortona, Italie) rosé 61165
Vino Bianco Arcese 2016, Bera Vittorio e Figli (favorita, arneis, cortese; Piémont)7.513.579
IGT Toscana Rosato Chiaroscuro 2016, Tunia (cabernet sauvignon; Toscane) rosé81482

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Côtes du Rhône Villages La Montagnette 2017, Les Vignerons d'Estézargues (grenache, syrah) 4742
VdF Pompette 2017, Clos des Mourres (aubun, tempranillo, grenache; Vaucluse)5.59.556
Vdf P'tite Berthe, La Folle Berthe (pineau d'aunis; Loire)6.511.567
Naoussa 2012, Foundi Estate (Xinomavro; Grèce)6.511.569
Roero Bricco Medica 2014, Cascina Val del Prete (nebbiolo; Piémont)6.51270
VdF Wild Soul, Julien Sunier (gamay noir; Beaujolais)712.575
Vino de la Tierra Mallorca Gallinas y Focas 2015, 4 Kilos Vinicola (manto negro, syrah; Espagne) 81483


Le Boulevard13Sivo Whiskey, Amermelade, Americano vermouth
Bright & Sunny14Cider, rum, ginger, lime
Gose-Rita14Gose beer, Tequila, lime, cilantro-jalapeno syrup
Quina & Quinine12Maurin Quina, Gin Thuya gin, lemon, tonic


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

closed Mon Oct 8
Mon – Tues: 4:00pm – 10pm
Wed – Thur: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11:30am – 11pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Sun: 4pm – 10pm

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.