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

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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.


White: A trip to Austria 20.5
Kamptal Mollands 2018, Hager Matthias
Niederösterreich Velue 2018, Johannes Zillinger
Osterreich Gelber Rosé vom Opok 2017, Muster

Red: A trip to Italy 19.5
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo
IGT Roccamonfina Mille 2017, I Cacciagalli
Vino Rosso Sandro D’Pindeta 2017, Alberto Oggero

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cava Reserva Royal NV, Mestres (chardonnay, macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo; Espagne)5.51058
Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale 2018, Renardat Fache (gamay, poulsard)61164
Crémant du Jura Zéro Dosage 2018, Champ Divin (pinot noir, chardonnay)71376

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Niederösterreich Velue 2018, Johannes Zillinger (riesling, Autriche)51060
Kamptal Mollands 2018, Hager Matthias (grüner veltliner, Autriche) 610.562
VdF Vin Blanc 2018, Clos du Tue-Boeuf (sauvignon blanc; Loire)61164
Colli di Luni Il Bianco 2018, Il Torchio (vermentino, Ligurie; Italie)61164
IGT Falanghina Roccamonfina Aorivola 2017, I Cacciagalli (Campania)6.511.567
Locust Lane Rosé Beamsville Bench 2018, Hidden Bench (pinot noir; Ontario)712.575
Côtes du Jura Cuvée Castor 2018, Champ Divin (chardonnay, savagnin)8.51590

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
VdF Les AmIGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo (sangiovese; Italie) is de la Bouïssière 2017, Domaine la Bouïssière (grenache, syrah, merlot; Gigondas) 5.51058
Burgenland Kalkstein 2018, Claus Preisinger (blaufränkisch; Autriche)61165
IGT Venezia Rosso del Veronese 2016, L'Arco (corvina, rondinella, molinara, sangiovese; Italie) 6.511.568
Bugey 2017, Famille Peillot (mondeuse; Savoie)71272
Vin du Québec Pinot Noir Les Entêtés 2018, Domaine du Nival (Saint-Louis)71272
IGT Roccamonfina Mille 2017, I Cacciagalli (piedirosso, aglianico; Campanie)71377
Vinos Atlanticos Migan 2017, Envinate (listan negro; Espagne)91695


East meets West14Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white (2 oz)
Michelada14Cazadores Tequila, Vermouth, Gose beer, Clamato (3+oz)
Chanter la pomme12Calvados, Chic Choc, Bénédictine, Vermouth (2oz)
Big Bird10Thuya 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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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.