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 – 11pm

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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.


Drink Québec! (white/rosé/orange) 18.5
Vin du Québec Le Couchant 2018, Les Pervenches
Vin rosé 2018, Domaine Beauchemin
Vin du Québec Julep 2018, Négondos

Red: Hey…this tastes like happiness! 19
Galice Cortezada 2017, Fedellos do Gouto
VdF Fer Servadou 2016, Patrick & Joёl Rols
IGT Sicilia Nerojbleo 2016, Gulfi

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Cidre Baumier, Cidrerie Polisson (Oka; Québec)3.56.538
Montlouis-sur-Loire Triple Zéro, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (chenin; Loire)712.573
VdF Rose à lies, Lise et Bertrand Jousset (gamay, grolleau; Montlouis-sur-Loire)7.51482
Crémant d'Alsace Brut 2014, Albert Boxler (pinot blanc, auxerrois, noir)81484

VdP Atlantis 2018, Domaine Argyros (assyrtiko, athiri, aidani; Grèce)4.58.549
Pfalz Kallstadter Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Koehler-Ruprecht (Allemagne)5.59.557
IGT Provincia di Pavia Piume 2018, Azienda Agricola Martilde (malvasia; Lombardie)61164
Vin du Québec Julep 2018, Négondos (seyval; Mirabel) orange6.511.569
Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann (sylvaner)71272
Vin du Québec Le Couchant 2018, Les Pervenches (chardonnay; Farnham)712.574
Amphora Bianco 2015, Castello di Lispida (ribolla, friulano; Vénétie) orange8.51589

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
IGT Sicilia Nerojbleo 2016, Gulfi (nero d'avola)5.51059
Bairrada Maria da Graça 2016, Tiago Teles (alfrocheiro; Portugal)61165
VdF Fer Servadou 2016, Patrick & Joёl Rols (Sud-Ouest; France)6.511.568
Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame 253 2016, L'Austral (cabernet franc; Loire)712.573
Côtes du Rhône Il Fait Soif, 2018, Maxime-François Laurent (grenache, syrah, cinsault)712.575
IGT Isola dei Nuraghi Perdixi 2017, Olianas (bovale; Sardaigne)71376
Menfi Micro Cosmo 2016, Cantine Barbera (perricone; Sicile)81483


East meets West14Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white
Ti' Punch11Dark rum, hibiscus, lime
Tarraco Sunset13Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic
Mint Julep11Jeam Beam, mint, lemon, soda


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: 4pm – 11pm

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.