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.


White: A Touch of Citrus, I Think 17
DO Ribeiro Formigo 2017, Manuel Formigo
Vinho Verde Alvarinho Contacto 2017, Alnselmo Mendes
VdF Le P’tit Blanc du Tue-Bœuf 2017, Clos du Tue-Bœuf

Red: Love the Name! 20
Cheverny Couillon 2017, Clos du Tue-Bœuf
Gaillac Tombé du Ciel 2016. L’Enclos des Braves
Vdf P’tite Berthe, La Folle Berthe

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Trowbridge 2015, Old World Winery (Sonoma County, Californie)5953
Crémant du Jura Brut Cave des Nièces, Berthet-Bondet (chardonnay; France)6.51271
Prosecco Valdobbiadene 2016, Ca'dei Zago (glera; Italie)6.51271
Méthode Traditionnelle Rosé Sec I Love B.R.A.D., Domaine de la Marinière (Chinon, France) rosé71271

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
VdF Le P'tit Blanc du Tue-Bœuf 2017, Clos du Tue-Bœuf (sauvignon blanc; Loire)5.59.556
Vidal Bouche-Bée 2017, Domaine du Nival (Québec)5.51058
VdF Rosé Plait-Il ! 2017, Domaine La Petite Baigneuse (carignan, grenache; Languedoc-Roussillon)610.561
Vinho Verde Alvarinho Contacto 2017, Alnselmo Mendes (Portugal)6.51270
Alsace Pinot Auxerrois De L'Autre Côté 2016, Christophe Lindenlaub712.574
Krov Steffensberg Riesling Spatlese 2005, Staffelter Hof (Mosel, Allemagne)712.575
Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2015, The Eyrie Vineyards (Oregon)7.513.579

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Dogliani San Luigi 2016, Chionetti (dolcetto; Piémont)5.51058
Vdf P'tite Berthe, La Folle Berthe (pineau d'aunis; Loire)6.511.567
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Bastaro 2017, Tenuta San Marcello (lacrima; Marches)6.511.569
Roero Bricco Medica 2014, Cascina Val del Prete (nebbiolo; Piémont)6.51270
Carignan Syrah Valdiguié Love Red 2016, Broc Cellars (North Coast, Californie)7.51378
Cheverny Couillon 2017, Clos du Tue-Bœuf (pinot noir, gamay; Loire)81484
Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba 2014, Principiano Ferdinando (nebbiolo; Piémont)8.515.592


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…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.