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: Italian Delicacies 18.5
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2017, Tenuta San Marcello
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo XX Settembre 2017, Guardiani Farchione
Vino Bianco Arcese 2016, Bera Vittorio e Figli

Red: Misunderstood Varietals 19
Valle del Maule Pipeño Carrizal 2017, Louis-Antoine Luyt
Mosel Rotwein Trocken Drei Farben Rot 2015, Staffelter Hof
IGT Vallagarina Cimber 2015, Castel Noarna

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Trowbridge 2015, Old World Winery (Sonoma County, Californie)5953
Vino Frizzante da Tavola 330 Slm, Costadilà (glera; Vénétie)6.511.569
Montlouis-sur-Loire Triple Zéro, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (chenin; Loire)712.573

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
VdT Alchymiste 2017, Domaine Sclavos (vostilidi, moschatela, tsaousi; Céphalonie, Grèce)4.5847
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo XX Settembre 2017, Guardiani Farchione5953
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Buca della Marcona 2017, Tenuta San Marcello (Marches)610.563
Vino Rosato Matilde 2016, Cascina Corte (dolcetto; Piémont) rosé61165
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson 2013, Domaine des Cognettes (melon de bourgogne)71376
Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2015, The Eyrie Vineyards (Oregon)7.513.579
VdF L'Échalier 2015, Bertin-Delatte (chenin blanc; Vallée de la Loire)814.585

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Côtes du Rhône Première Côte 2016, La Ferme du Mont (grenache, syrah, mourvèdre)Le Régalant 2014, Domaine des Maravilhas (syrah, cinsault, grenache, mourvèdre)5.59.556
Burgenland Zweigelt Mitterjoch 2015, Birgit Braunstein (Autriche)610.563
Mosel Rotwein Trocken Drei Farben Rot 2015, Staffelter Hof (pinot noir […] ; Allemagne)61164
IGT Vallagarina Cimber 2015, Castel Noarna (lagrein; Dolomites)71272
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2016, Gulfi (nero d'avola, frappato; Sicile)712.574
AOP Languedoc À Peïssou 2015, Domaine des Amiel (syrah)7.513.579
VdF La Soif du Mal 2017, Les Foulards Rouges (grenache noir; Roussillon)7.51482


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.