Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
Authentic wines made by passionate people
Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
Mon - Thu: 4 pm - 10 pm
Fri - Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
Thu - Fri: 11 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 6 pm
News & Events
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.
|Homemade bread, tapenade, compound butter||4|
|Tempura vegetables, ranch salt||9|
|Ricotta gnocchi, cranberry beans, corn, dill, tomatillo broth||14|
|Mushroom conserva, |
Louis d’or cheese, sourdough
|Tomato and marinated vegetable salad, garlic cream, smoked mojama||11|
|Arctic char, confit cherry tomatoes, new potatoes, sweet gale, smoked Nordic shrimp||19|
|Bison tartare, croutons||16|
|Boudin noir, peaches, seasonal vegetables||16|
|Duck gizzards, eggplant, currants, barley berries, whipped feta||16|
|Housemade charcuterie board||18/34|
|Québec cheese board||18/34|
For the full Soif experience, let us create a custom menu with matching wines that you can enjoy at home. We do require advance notice, though! Please contact Roxanne to arrange this service.
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 Zipounette, Michel Gahier
Terre Siciliane Rosato Vino A Gogo 2019, Vino di Lauria
VdF Epure Rosé 2019, Les Fosses Rouges
Taganan Tinto 2018, Envinate
Eisenberg Blaufrankisch 2018, Straka
Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2018, Ayunta
|Méthode Classique NV, Benjamin Bridge (acadie, seyval, chardonnay, pinot noir: Nouvelle-Écosse)||10.5||62|
|Conca Del Riu Anoia de Nit 2017, Raventos i Blanc (Espagne) rosé||11.5||68|
|VdF Zipounette, Michel Gahier (chardonnay, trousseau; Jura)||12.5||75|
|Alsace Trilogie 2018, Domaine Barmès-Buecher (pinot blanc, riesling, pinot gris)||8||48|
|Landwein Weiss & Grau 2018, Enderle & Moll (pinot blanc et gris; Baden, Allemagne) orange||10||58|
|Pfalz Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2019, Okonomierat Rebholz (pinot blanc; Allemagne)||10||59|
|VdF Epure Rosé 2019, Les Fosses Rouges (pineau d'aunis; Loire)||11||66|
|VdE Rosalia 2018, Constantina Sotelo (albarino; Espagne)||11.5||69|
|Cheverny 2018, Hervé Villemade (sauvignon blanc, chardonnay; Loire)||12.5||75|
|Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2018, Presqu'ile (Californie)||13.5||79|
|Roussette de Savoie Son Altesse 2018, Château de Mérande (Altesse)||14||82|
|VdP Gran Cerdo 2018, Love Wine (tempranillo, graciano; Rioja, Espagne)||8||46|
|Esino Rosso 2015, Antonio Failoni (montepulciano, sangiovese; Marches)||9.5||55|
|Eisenberg 2018, Straka (blaufrankisch; Burgenland, Autriche)||10.5||61|
|Pinotage Atlantikas 2019, Scions of Sinai (Afrique du Sud)||11||64|
|VdF AuniS 2017, Les Fosses Rouges (pineau d'aunis; Loire)||12||72|
|Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2018, Ayunta||12||72|
|Taganan Tinto 2018, Envinate (listan negro, listan gaucho, malvasia negro; Iles Canaries)||13||78|
|G&T&J||12||Thuya gin, jasmine, tonic, lime (1.5 oz)|
|Marigot Punch||13||Havana Club, Angostura, Lime (2oz)|
|Amaretto Sour||12||Avril, Chic Choc, lemon, egg white (1.5 oz)|
|Madame Bou||14||Bourbon, Cassis Monna & Filles, lemon (2.5 oz)|
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!
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
Mon – Thu: 4 pm – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm
Thu – Fri: 11 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm – 6 pm
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.