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

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

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.


Chenin & Sauvignon Blanc 19
Saumur La Paleine 2017, Domaine de la Paleine
VdF Tète Blanche, Les Tètes
Sancerre Les Quarterons 2015, Domaine Riffault

Three Beautiful Italians 19
IGT Costa Toscana Rosso Kepos di Ampeleia 2017, Ampeleia
Terre Siciliane Nero D’Avola 2015, Riofavara
Rosso di Montalcino 2016, Baricci Colombaio Montosoli

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale 2017, Renardat Fache (gamay, poulsard)61164
Prosecco Brut 2017, Cantina Pizzolato (gléra; Italie)6.511.567
Méthode Traditionnelle Crémant 2016, Blomidon Estate Winery (seyval, chardo, acadie; N-É)7.513.579

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
IGP Côtes Catalanes 2017, Domaine de Majas (rolle, maccabeu, carignan blanc)47.544
VdF Tète Blanche, Les Tètes (sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc)5.59.556
Saumur La Paleine 2017, Domaine de la Paleine (chenin blanc)5.51059
Alsace Pinot Blanc Cuvée Nature 2017, Anna, André et Yann Durrmann610.561
Vino Rosato Chiar'otto 2017, Villa Calicantus (corvina; Vénétie) rosé7.513.579
Sancerre Les Quarterons 2015, Domaine Riffault (sauvignon blanc)7.513.581
Amphora Bianco 2015, Castello di Lispida (ribolla, friulano; Vénétie) orange8.51589

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Fronton La Folle Noire d'Ambat 2016, Domaine Le Roc (négrette)5952
Terre Siciliane Nero D'Avola 2015, Riofavara5.51058
DO Manchuela P.F. Bobal 2017, Ponce (Espagne)610.563
VdF Uno Scugnizzo à NY 2014, Zélige-Caravent (carignan, cinsault; Languedoc)6.51270
Burgenland Blau Fränkisch 2016, Moric (Autriche) MAG7.513156
Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet Ténébi 2015, Domaine de Piaugier (counoise)7.51482
Rosso di Montalcino 2016, Baricci Colombaio Montosoli (sangiovese; Toscane)814.586


Manhattan Blanc13Kilinger rye, Vergano vermouth
Le Flip13Chic Choc rum, Amernoir, egg, nutmeg
Margarita Rose11Tequila, lime, hibiscus, cranberry salt
Québec Mojito12Pur vodka, Desrochers vermouth, mint, lime
Penicillin14Ballantine's whiskey, ginger, lemon, Lagavulin


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…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.

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 or in the municipal lot across the street.