Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
Authentic wines made by passionate people
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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.
Soif is recommended by
Star Wine List, Le guide des grands bars à vin et restaurants à vin à Gatineau.
VdF Mam’Zelle Bulles, La Ferme des Roumanes
Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann
VdF L’Échalier 2016, Bertin-Delatte
Rapsani Terra Petra 2016, Domaine Thymiopoulos
Malbec Pinot Noir Migrante 2018, Bodega Montsecano
Pic Saint-Loup Ikebana 2013, Zélige-Caravent
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Montlouis-sur-Loire Triple Zéro, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (chenin; Loire)||7||12.5||73|
|Crémant du Jura Brut Rosé 2017, Champ Divin (chardonnay, pinot noir)||7||13||76|
|VdF Mam'Zelle Bulles, La Ferme des Roumanes (chardonnay; Ardèche)||8||14.5||85|
|WHITES, ROSÉS, ORANGES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Vin blanc orange 2018, Domaine Beauchemin (osceola muscat, vidal; Québec)||4.5||8.5||49|
|Vin du Québec Vidal Bouche-Bée 2018, Domaine du Nival (Saint-Louis)||6||10.5||61|
|Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann (sylvaner)||6||11||65|
|Alsace Pinot Blanc Kritt 2018, Marc Kreydenweiss MAG||6.5||12||140|
|Locust Lane Rosé Beamsville Bench 2018, Hidden Bench (pinot noir; Ontario) rosé||7||12.5||75|
|Pinot Blanc 2016, The Eyrie Vineyards (Oregon)||8||14.5||85|
|VdF L'Échalier 2016, Bertin-Delatte (chenin blanc; Loire)||9||16||94|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|VdF La Peyrière 2018, Guilhen Barré (merlot; Languedoc)||5||9.5||55|
|Dogliani Briccolero 2017, Chionetti (dolcetto; Piémont)||5.5||10||58|
|Bourgueil La Dilettante 2017, Catherine et Pierre Breton (cabernet franc; Loire)||6.5||11.5||68|
|Malbec Pinot Noir Migrante 2018, Bodega Montsecano (Chili)||76.5||12||71|
|Pic Saint-Loup Ikebana 2013, Zélige-Caravent (cinsault, grenache, carignan, syrah; Languedoc)||7||12.5||74|
|VdP Nanu!? 2016, Michael Gindl (zweiglt; Autriche)||7.5||13.5||80|
|VdF La Souteronne 2018, Hervé Souhaut (gamay; Ardèche)||8||15||88|
|East meets West||14||Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white|
|Ti' Punch||11||Dark rum, hibiscus, lime|
|Tarraco Sunset||13||Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic|
|Yuzu Martini||11||Vodka Cirka, yuzu, lime|
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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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.
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.