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: Far from Ordinary 18.5
Vin Mousseux Ces Petits Imprévus 2017, Domaine du Nival
Vino Bianco Palmento, Vino di Anna
Falerio 2016, Saladini Pilastri

Red: Some good juice 19.5
VdF Vin Nu 2016, Domaine Les Deux Terres
Steirerland Rotwein 2011, Weingut Maria & Sepp Muster
Vino Rosso Mesdi, 460 Casina Bric

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Le Sauvage, Cidrerie Le Somnambule3.5635
VdF Éxilé Rosé pétillant 2016, Lise & Bertrand Jousset (gamay; Loire)61166
Crémant du Jura Zéro Dosage 2015, Champ Divin (chardonnay, pinot noir)712.575

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Falerio 2016, Saladini Pilastri (trebbiano, passerina, pecorino; Marche)4742
Sancerre 2015, Georges Millerioux (sauvignon blanc; Loire)5950
Côtes du Rhône La Grange de Piaugier 2016, Domaine de Piaugier (grenache, roussanne, viognier)59.555
Penedès Indigena 2017, Parés Balta (grenache rouge; Espagne) rosé5.59.557
Chinon Blanc Bec 2015, Domaine de la Marinière (chenin blanc; Loire)5952
Poema 2016, Estelle & Cyrille Bongiraud (riesling; Serbie)712.575
Vino Bianco Palmento, Vino di Anna (catarratto, grecanico dorato; Sicile)7.513.580

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Venezia Giulia Rosso 2016, Villa Job (refosco)58.550
VdF Vin Nu 2016, Domaine Les Deux Terres (grenache, cinsault; Vallée du Rhône)5.59.556
Vino Rosso Mesdi, 460 Casina Bric (nebbiolo, barbera; Piémont)5.59.557
VdF Zig Zag 2016, Domaine Les Deux Terres (syrah, grenache; Vallée du Rhône)610.562
VdF CA 16, Domaine de la Cessière (carignan; Languedoc)610.563
Dogliani Superiore Pirochetta Vecchie Vigne 2013, Cascina Corte (dolcetto)71272
El Canto Del Mirlo 2014, Barranco Oscuro (merlot; Andalousie, Espagne)7.513.580
Steirerland Rotwein 2011, Weingut Maria & Sepp Muster (blaufränkisch; Autriche)81588


Spiced Paloma12Cazadores tequila, Dry Curaçao, grapefruit
Mojito Québécois14Vodka Pur, Vermouth Desrochers, lime, mint, tonic
Gin & Fino12Tanqueray gin, Lustau fino, lime, jasmine syrup
Amaretto Sour11Avril, 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: 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.