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: 4pm – 10pm

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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: Germanic Influences 18
Mosel Riesling Trocken LS 2016, Clemensbusch
Alsace Pinot Blanc Kritt 2016, Marc Kreydenweiss
Württemberg Rosé Trocken 2017, Beurer

Red: Or rosé, that is question 19
Terre Siciliane Rosato 2017, Bonavita
Pinot Noir Les Entêtés 2017, Domaine du Nival
Vinos de Madrid Navaherreros 2015, Bernabeleva

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Amalia Brut, Domaine Tselepos (moscofilero; Grèce)59.555
Redbulles 2017, Domaine Négondos (sainte-croix; Mirabel, Québec)610.561
Bonbonbulles 2017, Les Pervenches (zweigelt, pinot noir, chardonnay; Québec)61165

WHITES & ROSÉS2 oz4 ozBottle
Castilla y Leon Verdejo 2016, Paramos de Nicasia (verdejo, malvasia fina; Espagne)4742
Alsace Les Pierres Rouges 2016, Domaine Léon Boesch (sylvaner)59.555
Württemberg Rosé Trocken 2017, Beurer (spätburgunder, blauer portugieser; Allemagne)59.5110
Alsace Pinot Blanc Kritt 2016, Marc Kreydenweiss610.5125
Terre Siciliane Rosato 2017, Bonavita (nerello mascalese, nerello cappuccio, nocera) rosé61165
Julep 2017, Domaine Négondos (seyval; Mirabel, Québec) orange61166
VdF Premier Rolle 2016, Domaine des Amiel (vermentino; Languedoc)6.511.569
Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2015, Clos Cibonne (France) rosé712.575

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Conca de Barberà La Cuca De Llum 2015, Succés Vinicola (trepat; Espagne)5953
Côtes du Rhône 2015, La Grange de Piaugier (grenache, syrah, cinsault, carignan)59.555
Burgenland Blaufränkisch 2016, Meinklang (Autriche)610.562
Burgenland St-Laurent Dorflagen 2015, Pittnauer (Autriche)61166
Vinos de Madrid Navaherreros 2015, Bernabeleva (grenache; Espagne)6.511.567
Aude Les Brunelles 2016, Domaine Ledogar (cinsault)712.573
Saumur 253 2016, L'Austral (cabernet franc)81483


Bright & Sunny14Cider, rum, ginger, lime
Mielacolada14Rum, Beezz IP, apricot, pollen
Lavender Soda12Vodka, yellow Chartreuse, lemon, lavender syrup
Amaretto Sour11Avril amaretto, Chic Choc rum, lemon, egg white


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…click the link to email Roxanne 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: 4pm – 10pm

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.