Véronique Rivest is

2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER

Tokyo 2013

Authentic wines made by passionate people

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643
info@soifbaravin.ca

Hours
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.

Soif is recommended by
Star Wine List, Le guide des grands bars à vin et restaurants à vin à Gatineau.

FLIGHTS

White: Single varietal 23
VdF Mam’Zelle Bulles, La Ferme des Roumanes
Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann
VdF L’Échalier 2016, Bertin-Delatte

Red: Mixed varietals 21
Rapsani Terra Petra 2016, Domaine Thymiopoulos
Malbec Pinot Noir Migrante 2018, Bodega Montsecano
Pic Saint-Loup Ikebana 2013, Zélige-Caravent

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Montlouis-sur-Loire Triple Zéro, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (chenin; Loire)712.573
Crémant du Jura Brut Rosé 2017, Champ Divin (chardonnay, pinot noir)71376
VdF Mam'Zelle Bulles, La Ferme des Roumanes (chardonnay; Ardèche)814.585

WHITES, ROSÉS, ORANGES2 oz4 ozBottle
Vin blanc orange 2018, Domaine Beauchemin (osceola muscat, vidal; Québec)4.58.549
Vin du Québec Vidal Bouche-Bée 2018, Domaine du Nival (Saint-Louis)610.561
Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann (sylvaner)61165
Alsace Pinot Blanc Kritt 2018, Marc Kreydenweiss MAG6.512140
Locust Lane Rosé Beamsville Bench 2018, Hidden Bench (pinot noir; Ontario) rosé712.575
Pinot Blanc 2016, The Eyrie Vineyards (Oregon)814.585
VdF L'Échalier 2016, Bertin-Delatte (chenin blanc; Loire)91694

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
VdF La Peyrière 2018, Guilhen Barré (merlot; Languedoc)59.555
Dogliani Briccolero 2017, Chionetti (dolcetto; Piémont)5.51058
Bourgueil La Dilettante 2017, Catherine et Pierre Breton (cabernet franc; Loire)6.511.568
Malbec Pinot Noir Migrante 2018, Bodega Montsecano (Chili)76.51271
Pic Saint-Loup Ikebana 2013, Zélige-Caravent (cinsault, grenache, carignan, syrah; Languedoc)712.574
VdP Nanu!? 2016, Michael Gindl (zweiglt; Autriche)7.513.580
VdF La Souteronne 2018, Hervé Souhaut (gamay; Ardèche)81588

COCKTAILS

East meets West14Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white
Ti' Punch11Dark rum, hibiscus, lime
Tarraco Sunset13Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic
Yuzu Martini11Vodka Cirka, yuzu, lime

FOOD

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.

Workshops

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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About

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
info@soifbaravin.ca

Hours
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.