Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
Authentic wines made by passionate people
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.
Alsace Trilogie 2017, Domaine Barmès-Buecher
VdF Dharma 2018, Sons of Wine
Locust Lane Rosé Beamsville Bench 2018, Hidden Bench
Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame 253 2016, L’Austral
Bordeaux Le Pis 2014, Florian Mazière
Bordeaux Supérieur Les Sources 2015, Château Jean Faux
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|L'Exception Extra-Brut 2017, Domaine Bergeville (frontenac, marquette, radisson) rouge||5.5||10||58|
|Bugey Brut Montagnieu 2017, Famille Peillot (altesse, mondeuse, chardonnay; Savoie)||6.5||11.5||67|
|Vouvray L'Ancestrale 2016, Vincent Carême (chenin blanc; Loire)||7||12.5||73|
|WHITES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Mantinia 2018, Tselepos (moschofilero; Grèce)||4||7||42|
|Conca de Barberà Patxanga 2017, Succés Vinicola (trepat; Espagne) rosé||5||9||54|
|Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore CapoVolto 2018, La Marca di San Michele||6||11||66|
|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|
|VdF Dharma 2018, Sons of Wine (pinot auxerrois, pinot gris; Alsace)||7||13||77|
|Alsace Riesling Andlau 2018, Marc Kreydenweiss||7.5||13||78|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Jumilla Monastrell Écologico 2018, Parajes del Valle (Espagne)||5||8.5||50|
|Bordeaux Le Pis 2014, Florian Mazière (merlot, cabernet franc et sauvignon)||5||9||53|
|Valle del Maule Matorral 2017, Gonzales Bastias (pais; Chili)||6||11||66|
|Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2016, Ottomani (sangiovese)||6.5||12||70|
|Osterreich Blauer Zweigelt 2013, Gut Oberstockstall (Autriche)||7||12.5||73|
|Bordeaux Supérieur Les Sources 2015, Château Jean Faux (merlot, cabernet franc)||7||13||77|
|Priorat Blei 2014, Mas D'en Blei (grenache, carignan, syrah; Espagne)||7.5||13.5||79|
|East meets West||14||Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white (2 oz)|
|Michelada||14||Cazadores Tequila, Vermouth, Gose beer, Clamato (3+oz)|
|Tarraco Sunset||13||Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic (3 oz)|
|Casse-Grippe||14||Crown Royal Rye, honey, spices (2 oz)|
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!
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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.
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.