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.


Rosé rosé rosé? 18
VMéthode Trad. Non Dosé Rosé, Patrick Piuze
Conca de Barberà Patxanga 2017, Succés Vinicola
Vin du Québec Macpel 2018, Les Pervenches

Off the beaten trail 17
Pélopponnèse Agiorgitiko 2017, Ktima Driopi rosé
Swartland Baby Bandito Chin Up 2018, Testalonga
Kékfrankos Balf 2016, Franz Weninger

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Cidre Pet Mac, Cidrerie Polisson (Oka; Québec)3.56.538
Vin du Québec Redbulles 2018, Négondos (sainte-croix; Mirabel)61166
Méthode Traditionnelle Non Dosé Rosé, Patrick Piuze (pinot noir)6.511.568
Crémant du Jura, Michel Gahier (chardonnay)7.513.579

Pélopponnèse Agiorgitiko 2017, Ktima Driopi (Grèce) rosé3.56.537
Vin Blanc 2016, Domaine Beauchemin (louise swanson, vidal; Québec)58.551
Conca de Barberà Patxanga 2017, Succés Vinicola (trepat; Espagne) rosé5954
IGP Isère Balmes Dauphinoises 2016, Domaine Nicolas Gonin (altesse; Savoie)610.563
VdF La Miss 2016, Haut Lavigne (sauvignon, sémillon; Sud-Ouest)6.511.567
Drei Freunde 2017, 2Naturkinder (silvaner, bacchus, muller-thurgau; Allemagne)712.577
Mosel Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2017, Kartosenhofberg (Allemagne)814.586

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Emilia Rosso Trebbiollo 2017, La Stoppa (barbera, bonarda; Émilie-Romagne)5953
Chinon La Peau de L'Ours 2018, Domaine de La Marinière (cabernet franc; Loire)5.51059
Dogliani 2016, Cascina Corte (dolcetto; Piémont)6.511.567
Naoussa Xinomavro Terre et Ciel 2017, Thymiopoulos (Grèce)6.511.567
Swartland Baby Bandito Chin Up 2018, Testalonga (cinsault; Afrique du Sud)6.511.569
Conca de Barberà Feedback 2014, Succés Vinicola (cab. sauv, ull de llebre, trepat; Espagne)6.51270
Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2008, Massimiliano Calabretta91695


Whiskey Sour12Whiskey, rhubarb amaro, lemon, egg white
Ti' Punch11Dark rum, hibiscus, lime
Sip Sip14Sotol, lime, chili, salt
Québec Mojito12Pur vodka, Desrochers vermouth, mint, lime
Bone Machine14Bourbon Jim Beam, Oloroso, Amaro Meletti


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.