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.


Near the Canary Islands 18.5
Islas Canarias Blanco, Tajinaste
DO Ycoden Daute Isora Artifice Tinto 2016, Borja Pérez
DO Valle de le Orotava El Lance 2016, Suertes del Marqués

Direct from Italy 18.5
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Di Gino 2017, San Lorenzo
Vermentino il Bianco Vendemmia 2017, Il Torchio
Barbera d’Asti Piage 2016, Cascina La Ghersa

BUBBLES2 oz4 ozBottle
Penedès Brut Nature Reserva 2013, Loxarel (Espagne)5953
Crémant du Jura Zéro Dosage 2016, Champ Divin (pinot noir, chardonnay)7.51378
Vin de France La Roue qui Tourne 2017, Marie Thibault (gamay; Loire) rosé7.513.580

WHITES2 oz4 ozBottle
VdT Alchymiste 2017, Domaine Sclavos (vostilidi, moschatela, tsaousi; Céphalonie, Grèce)4.5847
IGP Coteaux de Béziers La Rose D'Émile 2017, Dom. d'Émile et Rose (carignan blanc; Languedoc)58.550
VdT Gruner Libre 2017, Meinklang (gruner veltliner; Burgenland, Autriche)5.51058
Vermentino il Bianco Vendemmia 2017, Il Torchio (Ligurie)712.573
Cour-Cheverny La Porte Dorée 2016, Philippe Tessier (romorantin; Loire)7.51378
Jurançon sec 2014, Domaine de Souch91695

REDS2 oz4 ozBottle
Barbera d'Asti Piage 2016, Cascina La Ghersa (Piémont)5.51058
Pinot Noir Niagara Peninsula Tradition 2015, Domaine Queylus (Ontario)61164
Valle del Maule Pipeño Carrizal 2017, Louis-Antoine Luyt (pais; Chili)61165
DO Monstant Comunica 2016, Celler Comunica (grenache, samso; Tarragone)6.51271
St Nicolas de Bourgueil Dionysos 2015, Domaine du Mortier (cabernet franc; Loire)7.513.581
DO Valle de le Orotava El Lance 2016, Suertes del Marqués (vijariego negro, tintilla, [...] ; Espagne)7.51482


L’Herbacée14Tanqueray, green Chartreuse, Luxardo, Lime
Le Boulevard13Whiskey, Amermelade, Americano vermouth
Madame Bou13Jim Beam, Crème de Cassis Mona & Filles, lemon
Quina & Quinine12Maurin Quina, Gin Thuya gin, lemon, tonic


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: 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.