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.


Greek wines 15.5
Amalia Brut, Domaine Tselepos
Malagousia Vieilles Vignes 2017, Domaine Gerovassiliou
Petite Fleur 2017, Parparoussis

Spanish wines 16.5
Cava Reserva Brut Nature 2014, Suriol
Jumilla Monastrell 2016, Altamente
Rubaiyat 2012, Barranco Oscuro

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Amalia Brut, Domaine Tselepos (moscofilero; Grèce)59.555
Cava Reserva Brut Nature 2014, Suriol (macabeu, xarel-lo, parellada; Espagne)59.555
VdF Piège à filles Méthode Ancestrale 2016, Les Capriades (cot, gamay; Loire) rosé814.585

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
Castilla y Leon Verdejo 2016, Paramos de Nicasia (malvasia fina, verdero; Duero, Espagne)4742
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2016, Antonio Failoni (Marches, Italie)4.5848
Côtes du Rhône La Grange de Piaugier 2016, Domaine de Piaugier (grenache, roussanne, viognier)59.555
Petite Fleur 2017, Parparoussis (sideritis; Grèce) rosé5.51059
Mâcon-Péronne 2015, Domaine du Mont Épin610.563
Poema 2016, Estelle & Cyrille Bongiraud (riesling; Serbie)712.575

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Jumilla Monastrell 2016, Altamente (Espagne)4.57.545
Côtes du Roussillon Walden 2015, Hervé Bizeul (syrah, grenache, carignan)4.5846
Vdf La Buvette, Castelmaure (grenache, carignan; Languedoc)4.5846
Venezia Giulia Rosso 2016, Villa Job (refosco)58.550
Vino Rosso Gaio Gaio 2016, Massimiliano Calabretta (nerello mascalese, nerello capuccio; Sicile)610.562
Rubaiyat 2012, Barranco Oscuro (syrah; Andalousie, Espagne)712.575
Côtes du Rhône La Sagesse 2016, Domaine Gramenon (grenache)8.51590


Gose-a-rita12Tequila Cazadores, lime, Gose, salt
Mielacolada14Rum, Beezz IP, apricot, pollen
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.