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
Closed Dec 24-26 & Jan 1-9

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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.


White: A Study in Sauvignon Blanc 22
Fumé Blanc Beamsville Bench 2016, Hidden Bench
Sauvignon Blanc Hawke’s Bay 2014, The Supernatural
VdF L. D’Ange 2014, Alexandre Bain

Red: Holiday Reds 19
Côtes Catalanes Cuvée F 2016, Domaine Ferrer Ribière
Douro Excomungado 2014, Quinta de Vale de Pios
DO Conca de Barberà Feedback 2013, Succés Vinicola

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Conca Del Riu Anoia L'Heureu 2016, Raventos i Blanc (Espagne)5.59.556
Vouvray Brut 2015, Domaine Vincent Carême (chenin blanc)5.59.556
Schilcher Frizzante Flaschengärung, Stromeier (blauer wildbacher; Autriche)814.585
VdF Méthode Ancestrale La Bulle Rouge 2017, Les Capriades (gamay; Loire)814.585

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Vin d'Espagne White Yeti, The Wine Love (viura; Rioja)4742
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Di Gino 2017, Fattoria San Lorenzo (Marches; Italie) MAG59.5110
Vidal Bouche-Bée 2017, Domaine du Nival (Québec)5.51058
Costa dell'Argentario Ansonica 2017, Il Cerchio (ansonica, vermentino; Toscane)61164
Sauvignon Blanc Hawke's Bay 2014, The Supernatural (Nouvelle-Zélande)71272
Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2015, The Eyrie Vineyards (Oregon)7.51379

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Vin Rouge 2016, Domaine Beauchemin (radisson, chambourcin; Québec)5953
Douro Excomungado 2014, Quinta de Vale de Pios (touriga nacional […]; Portugal) MAG59105
Ventoux Le P'tit Landra 2017, Château Landra (cinsault, grenache)5.51058
Vin de Turquie Papaskarasi 2015, Chamlija5.51059
DO Conca de Barberà Feedback 2013, Succés Vinicola (cab. sauv, ull de llebre, trepat; Espagne)6.511.567
Chinon L'Enfer 2015, Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin (cabernet franc; Loire)71376
Beaujolais Terres Beaujolaises 2016, Maison Emmanuel Giboulot (gamay)91695


Casse-Grippe14Cider, Calvados, Whiskey, lemon, spiced syrup (served hot)
Le Boulevard13Whiskey, Amermelade, Americano vermouth
Madame Bou13Jim Beam, Crème de Cassis Mona & Filles, lemon
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…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.